Friday, 6 September 2013

How to conquer anxiety

Anxiety is something I have had first-hand experience with as I have battled for years to overcome it. Like most recovered drug addicts even when completely drug-free the temptation to lapse back into old ways still exsists. It may feel natural or almost normal to the person with anxiety issues to avoid the situations and triggers for it. But eventually if we did that we would not be living at all.

 Whenever I feel the anxious I question and rationalize my fears:

Is there any visible threat? What is the worst that could possibly happen? What is the likelihood of that happening?

If my anxiety persists I remind myself that if there was any serious threat I would not be experiencing these symptoms because my adrenaline would kick in and I would jump into action to get away from harm.

As a general note more often than not your anxiety will not just vanish after repeating this process the first or even second or third time but it is important that each and every time you experience these feelings that you rationalize the fear into submission.  These irrational fears do not serve you, they are hindering you from making any real and lasting progress in your life.

Now I get that anxiety may manifest in different forms but for the purpose of simplicity I focused more on generalized anxiety. As always take whatever resonates with you and leave the rest.

Heart Follower 

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