It looks like more and more people are suffering from anxiety and depression these days. We know these kinds of mental health issues are related to excessive worrying and rumination. But not all is doom and gloom. What if worrying is not all bad for us?
Believe it or not, the right amount of worry is actually good for us, recent studies claim. In fact, the new research concludes that it’s beneficial for our mind and body. How is that possible?
Well, it looks like a certain amount of worry can motivate us and even help us protect ourselves and our emotions.
Here’s what psychologists found about the people that tend to worry more – apparently, they have these 3 things in common:
1. They prepare for and adapt to stress better;
2. They recover better and more quickly from emotionally traumatic events;
3. They pay more attention to health issues.
It makes sense because someone who tends to worry more about teeth decay is more likely to go to the dentist and fix those problems. So a slight tendency to worry can lead to preventing some serious issues, health related or of other nature.
However, it’s important to bear in mind that excessive worrying can be detrimental to our mental and physical health.
But worry not: a balanced amount of worrying will benefit you in the long run!
Please pass this on to your friends to let them know they are free to worry now!