Anxiety is nothing more than a reflection of thoughts.
The first thing to do is identify what is it that you’re anxious about. It’s future related, and the uncertainty of the outcome of that specific situation is bringing fear into your life.
After identifying the situation, you start to analyse it in a rational way. Study the possible outcomes but in a rational way. It’s the irrational thinking, that it’s illogical, that doesn’t meet any criteria, it’s building that anxiety, and it must be eliminated. Create a logical and rational thought.
Accept the situation, don’t overthink and start by creating strategies to overcome that situation.
Change the way you think, get the right mindset, be positive and you will be able to control the anxiety and focus on goals to overcome.
2. Talk about it
It’s important that you speak to someone that you trust about your anxieties because it can calm you down. Having a new, fresh perspective helps you to rationalise the situation, to visualise an outcome, finding a solution. This will lower your anxiety.
If you find that it’s being a bit overwhelming for you, get professional help. It is a smart move to be guided by someone that can give you the right tools to overcome and move on with your life, feeling stronger and with the right mindset.
3. Stay busy
When we have nothing to do, our imagination has the ability to go to places, and situations that it’s beyond irrational.
So stay busy, make a schedule with your daily routines.
When you focus on your tasks your mind is distracted, busy with what you’re doing, and you’re producing, creating, moving on, feeling accomplished and this will take you to a positive mindset. You have control over your thoughts and emotions.
Do this exercise daily. I know, it will sound a bit odd, but trust me, it works!
Focus on the area of your body where you feel the anxiety building up, shoulders, stomach, throat, neck, just stay focused on that spot, think of nothing else, and take deep, long breaths, inhale with your nose and exhale through your mouth. Do this on a daily bases, in a quiet place, sitting properly or lying in bed. You will feel your body starting to relax and this will help you to lower your anxiety.
You don’t need to go to the gym. Take a walk, invite a friend, go outside, see people, talk to people, take your dog for a walk, do yoga, just spend body energy. Your physical anxiety will diminish.
You have all the tools you need to enjoy this amazing journey, to overcome any situation, to change your mindset, your focus. Make the right choice, choose happiness, work for it because you deserve it!
Thank you for meeting me halfway.