Simple Tips On How To Deal With Anxiety
Do you want to know how to deal with anxiety?
Anxiety is an unpleasant feeling caused by thinking about a future event, and fearing that something bad is going to happen.
Behind every emotion, there is a conscious or an unconscious belief, because we wouldn’t feel particular emotion about something if we didn’t have a belief about it.
A belief is creating a thought, and then the thought is creating an emotion.
When you feel an emotion such as anxiety, you’re most probably imagining the worst-case scenario in your mind and emotionally embracing it.
If we start waking up to the limiting beliefs and programming that is creating these thoughts and start questioning them, it is going to get us to the root of our anxiety.
Imagine that thought is flowing into your consciousness.
You can think of anything that you want. Nobody can cause you to think a thought that you don’t want to think because your conscious mind has the ability to choose.
The subconscious mind does not have that ability. When you think a thought, you impress it toward your subconscious mind and it then expresses itself through your body.
Even though you consciously might not remember every single thing that ever happened to you, your subconscious mind remembers and records everything.
The subconscious mind is an emotional mind, so when we are thinking, we are getting emotionally involved with the thought.
Start observing your thoughts and ask yourself:
What are the thoughts that are creating anxiety in my life?
Whatever We Focus On Expands
Any time you start to feel anxiety, ask yourself:
Am I focusing on what I want or I’m focusing on what I don’t want?
Remember that on a conscious level we have the ability to choose anything we want.
You can look at what’s wrong with your life or you can look at what’s right with it.
Unfortunately, most people never take a chance to really understand that they are in charge of their life, so they often find themselves in a state such as worry or doubt. This causes fearful thoughts which then create anxiety.
If you could understand that you’re in charge of your results, then you could also understand that instead of choosing fear, you could choose faith.
It takes the same amount of energy to create faith and fear.
Faith is the ability to see the invisible, to believe in the unbelievable, and to experience what seemed impossible.
Both fear and faith demand that we believe in something that we can not see. The difference is that fear manifests anxiety and faith manifests well-being.
How to Deal With Anxiety
Because you can’t change something you’re not aware of, the first step to change is awareness.
When I talk with my clients I can easily spot their limiting beliefs that create their negative emotions. Instead of just telling them what to do, I guide them to self-awareness by asking powerful questions because people are more likely to trust their own inner wisdom than to just believe everything they hear, particularly if they believed in something completely opposite until that point.
Now, when they become aware of their limiting beliefs that create their unwanted emotions, I help them release those beliefs and emotions attached to them.
I combine different tools and techniques in order to get the best possible results in the shortest possible time.
If you want my help to uncover and release your limiting beliefs and unwanted emotions, book a free clarity call to discuss the best coaching option for you.
What Can You Do on Your Own?
There are several things you can do to soothe your anxiety.
1. Take 3 slow and deep conscious breaths. That will send a signal to your mind that you’re safe.
Write down your thoughts. That will release the pressure and need for playing the program in your mind.
Break the habit of thinking. Replace 1 negative thought with 3 positive thoughts.
Instead of asking yourself what could go wrong, ask what could go right? Write that down.
2. Anxiety is often caused by the need for controlling the environment. It would help if you could learn to just be with uncertainty and then question all those emotions that come up.
These emotions are just looking for acceptance. Breath in it with love and compassion, allow it fully, and let them move through you.
Neuroscientists found that it only takes 90 seconds to feel the pure sensation of the emotion in the body before it just moves through.
3. When you get stressed you lose up to 80% of blood from your forebrain, which then goes to your body for your flight and fight response.
Place your hand on your forehead for a few minutes. Your hand is electromagnetic and it literally draws the blood up like a magnet. It interrupts your flight or fight response.
You can also hold both hands on your forehead with your thumbs on your temples. These are all neurovascular points. If you hold them while you’re thinking of your stress it will lift you up and out of the stress.
4. Place your hand over your heart. Start tapping your hand between the fourth and fifth fingers while you’re thinking of your stress.
This is a meridian line in the Tripple wormer, which governs your flight or fight response, and you will literally interrupt that flow. It might take up to a minute on each hand.
5. EFT Tapping ( Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a simple but very powerful technique that I often use.
It stimulates sensory nerves that will then travel back to the central nervous system affecting the brain.
As those neurons become stimulated throughout the brain this will have a positive effect on our pituitary gland, which produces hormones and controls different processes within our body.
Research shows that this can reduce a significant amount of cortisol (stress hormone) that’s produced in our body.
This will increase the parasympathetic nervous system to allow your body to relax, repair, and heal.
As you stimulate certain acupressure points along your meridians, chi energy is going to help your body get back into homeostasis, so your body can repair and heal.
6. This is the simplest, yet most powerful technique that you can use in order to overcome anxiety about a specific event.
Think about a specific event that makes you feel anxious. It may be anything, public speaking, tough conversation, meeting, test, phone call, or something else.
Focus on this event with a positive outcome. Imagine yourself 15 minutes past the successful completion of that event and then turn around and look back at how incredible it was.
Do that in your mind and you are going to feel much better.
How was it? Let me know in the comments how it worked for you.