11. Give in occasionally.
ANXIETY and tension are essential functions of living, just as hunger and thirst are. Without the experience of anxiety, we would not be prepared to avoid or overcome situations harmful to ourselves or our families. Without the ability to tense ourselves, we would fall short in an emergency, often to the peril of our lives.
Primarily, tensions and anxiety are our self-protective reactions when we are confronted by threats to our safety, well-being, happiness and self-esteem--threats like illness, accidents, violence, financial trouble, trouble on the job, trouble in the family... Login to read more
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