From believing that calm follows chaos to having an identity crisis in times of peace, here’s why feeling calm can

From believing that calm follows chaos to having an identity crisis in moments of peace, here’s why feeling calm can make us anxious.

Published on June 29, 2024 17:46 IST 6 Photos


When we live with chronic anxiety, moments of calm and peace can also be triggers. The fact that we suddenly feel the absence of anxious thoughts can trigger even more anxiety. Therapist Carrie Howard explained why calm and peace can also trigger anxiety. Here’s why this happens. (Unsplash)


When we constantly live in a state of hypervigilance, calm and peace can make us feel uncomfortable. We may feel like we have been taken by surprise.(Unsplash)


Due to past experiences and traumas, we begin to believe that calm never lasts and is often followed by chaos. Therefore, we start to feel triggered thinking that something bad is going to happen. (Photo by Bastian Riccardi on Pexels)




When we are used to chronic stress and anxiety, calm and peace can feel foreign to us. This further threatens the brain and makes us anxious. (Unsplash)


When we deeply identify with anxiety, we face an identity crisis when we are at peace. This makes us feel like we are losing a part of ourselves; this feeling can be very unsettling. (Pexels)

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