Fear, anxiety, panic–do you know the difference?
In this Self-Coaching episode, I discuss the subtle differences between fear, anxiety, and panic.
Fear is an inherited, survival—fight-flight—mechanism ensuring our ability to react spontaneously to an external danger.
Anxiety is fear injected with insecurity driven-thinking.
Panic is the end result of a mind-body depletion caused by prolonged stress, anxiety, and loss of self-trust and confidence.
By understanding the physiological changes in our body and our psychological reactions to danger—real or imagined—we can begin to wrestle our lives back from needless neurotic living, learning to live more courageously in tune with our objective present, rather than an insecurity projected anticipation of future chaos.