Are you facing anxiety that is difficult to overcome?
Anxiety is a struggle we all can find ourselves grappling with. It is debilitating, and easy for others or even ourselves to downplay. It can slowly creep up on you or pounce on you all at once. There is not always one reason for anxiety; there can be a multitude of reasons. However, it is not hopeless when it happens.
When anxiety happens, you must take control.
How to control anxiety? Listen to your feelings. They are trying to tell you something. They are a megaphone for what matters to you, pain screaming to be heard, a problem to be solved, a situation to be bettered or a negative idea about yourself and the outcome that needs to be challenged.
Anxiety isn’t your fault. It isn’t your doing. It may be internal dialogue gone awry, but it is not something you need to beat yourself up over. However, it is a cycle that feeds into itself.
1. Focus on Breathing Only, Not the Problem
2. Give Time for Positive Self-Talk
3. Combine Positive Self Talk and Deep Breathing
It’s true, your emotions can help guide you to what you want… but the reason they are there? A certain thought of yours was planted and provoked them.
Anxiety isn’t random. It shows up to try to dictate to us what we are, what we can feel and how to live our lives. It would rather have us hiding in the dark than reaching for the sunlight.
You have everything within you capable of searching for that light. In fact, you are a light. Let that be the final mantra you think upon as you work through your anxiety…
“I am a light…and I am worth being here.”
What you will do is become that light in the times you feel in least, and you will rise because of it.