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:
Excessive shopping/spending money
Guilting self or others
9.) Replace with positive behaviors, thoughts, habits:
Exercise daily (at least 15 minutes)
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?