Bye, Bye Anxiety

Does anxiety control you? Are you stuck living with anxiety? Do you tell yourself “there is no way out“?

Well, there is a way out. Anxiety is a vicious friend, but a friend nonetheless. Anxiety tells you when you need to make a life change. Anxiety is the emotion that tells you that something is not right in your life and you need to change it – – a career change, a relationship change, an environment change, a thinking change, a goal change.

You have the power within you to literally “will “anxiety away.

Steps to eliminating anxiety:

1.) Figure out what thoughts are causing your anxiety.

2.) Replace negative, unproductive thoughts with positive, productive thoughts.

3.) Take deep breaths.

4.) Exercise every action with integrity. You would be surprise the number of people who experience depression and anxiety because they are not exercising good character. Anxiety and depression are ways that the subconscious lets you know that you are not being your best self.

5.) Focus on successful thinking.

6.) Do no harm to others. Be grateful. Be selfless. Don’t be selfish.

7.) Remove toxic people, thoughts, habits from your life.

8.) Remove negative behaviors from your life such as:

Binge/comfort eating

Excessive sleeping/lethargy

Excessive entertainment

Excessive sex/promiscuity

Excessive shopping/spending money


Substance abuse

Depressing thoughts

Angry thoughts

Procrastinating thoughts

Prejudiced thoughts

Envious thoughts

Jealous thoughts

Resentful thoughts


Blaming others

Blaming life

Guilting self or others

9.) Replace with positive behaviors, thoughts, habits:

Exercise daily (at least 15 minutes)

Eat healthy

Research healthy strategies

Self-educate on self-help topics


In what ways are you coping negatively?

What are positive ways you can cope?

Are you ready to replace your negative coping with positive coping?

Are you willing to practice positive coping?

It is important to get to the underlying issue of your negative coping. Negative coping and negative thoughts are symptoms of unresolved emotional trauma.

Last, how is avoidance and denial counterproductive to positive mental health?

Published by analyticalperspective

Heather Blackwell is a CBT-certified mental health coach and Psychology subject matter expert (SME), dedicated to bringing Psychology insights to the self-help community. She studied two masters degrees in the areas of Forensic Psychology and MFT, and has 15+ years’ experience in behavioral analysis under her skill belt. Her discussion topics include, but are not inclusive to, dating experiences, interpersonal relationships, maladaptive behavioral development, self-identity development, self-help, holistic mind-body health, and nutrition as it applies to mental wellness.

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