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Overcoming anxiety

Updated: Mar 1

Do you often find yourself grappling with anxiety, that persistent feeling of unease and fear? It's a common experience that everyone encounters at some point in life, whether it's the stress of an exam, a medical test, or a job interview. And while occasional anxiety is normal and temporary, for some it can become a constant companion, affecting every aspect of their daily life.

In our fast-paced modern world, where the connection to nature dwindles, social media rises, community bonds weaken, and the shadow of events around the world looms, anxiety has become more prevalent.

Anxiety often triggers the ancient fight, flight, or freeze response, a mechanism designed to protect us from immediate danger. However, in our daily lives, this response can be activated by thoughts, circumstances, or unresolved traumas. The key is to recognize that this response aims to keep you safe, and the crucial question to ask yourself is, "Am I in danger right now?" The reality is often that there is no apparent danger, and you are safe. Take a deep breath and affirm to yourself: "I am safe!"

The constant need to be in control is also a significant contributor to anxiety. Realize that control is limited, you can't control the weather, or how people will react; however you are in control of your own thoughts. Reprogram your mind to acknowledge this, and when anxiety strikes, ask yourself if the reason you are feeling anxious is the really true or just a thought… and try changing that thought by reminding yourself that you are safe, to calm your nervous system and disable the fight, flight, or freeze mechanism.

Deep breathing plays a vital role in activating the parasympathetic nervous system. Amid our busy lives, we often forget to breathe consciously. Take a minute to check in with your breath, drop your shoulders, and practice slow inhalations counting from 1 to 4, Hold your breath for 6, and exhale for 8. Repeat this exercise whenever you can; it's a quick, efficient and very beneficial practice.

And lastly, pay attention to your self-talk. The words you use in your mind shape your reality. Challenge yourself to replace negative thoughts with more positive ones. Your thoughts become your reality, influencing how you feel and act. Treat yourself with kindness and love, just as you would a loved one. You deserve and are worthy of happiness.

While these coping tools are valuable, sometimes anxiety has deep roots in childhood beliefs that need to be addressed at the subconscious level. If you find persistent anxiety holding you back, consider exploring Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT®). This award-winning therapy technique has the potential to profoundly transform lives, and it definitely did for me, I am now free of the constant anxiety' struggle I suffered with for as long as I can remember!

If you want to find out more or feel you could benefit for going deeper and understanding the root cause of your anxiety so you can finally move past it, please do not hesitate to book your free discovery call below.

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