We’re impulsive. We know what we want and won’t wait. There’s nothing wrong with being impulsive, if being impulsive or spontaneous brings the right response to a situation that we want and we’re happy with, but being impulsive can bring about anxiety and can make us stressed.
In some cases, being impulsive may even put us is danger, if we’ve not thought the situation through first. Being impulsive changes us and changes the way we see and view the world. Although it’s not always considered a negative character trait, it is considered negative when it’s tied to anxiety.
Being impulsive may also become a problem, if it begins to take control and goes beyond our conscious thinking. Being impulsive is a symptom of anxiety. Unfortunately, anxiety can make a person more impulsive because of the desperate measures they make take, to rid themselves of the symptoms associated with the condition.
Being desperate will always bring about poor decision-making as the brain goes into overdrive it doesn’t matter what the decision is. When being impulsive takes control over the way you feel and deal with or ask for help, it’s time to get help.
Looking at our lifestyle is the key and can play a part in how we get to deal with anxiety. Incorporating a healthier, less stressful lifestyle with all the health benefits, will add to us having less anxiety to deal with.
It stands to reason that coping with less stress, means that we’re more likely to deal with anxiety better, if and when we begin to feel anxious.