According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults.”
Anxiety is a psychological, emotional and physical response to danger that the brain perceives.
Anxiety is a protective mechanism that has kept us safe since the beginning of time.
The term “fight or flight” is often associated with anxiety and was the choices our ancestors had when faced a dangerous situation. For example, they could either fight or flee when a wild animal was in sight. The fight or flight response brought on by anxiety can actually get our body ready for action and increase our performance and stamina.
You’d never want to “turn off” the fight or flight system because it’s useful