How do you take control of your anxiety?
While managing finances, balancing personal and professional lives, and maintaining healthy relationships, you may still be struggling with anxious feelings and thoughts.
After working with thousands of people with high-functioning anxiety, the two most common problems people have are:
- “I feel worried…I can’t relax.”
- “I feel irritated and snappy most of the time.”
Why is taking control of your anxiety challenging? You may feel like you should be able to, but this is actually rather challenging. Why? There are two key causes that we have been able to pinpoint. Let us show you what they are.
First, high functioning anxiety can be difficult to recognize for both the individual experiencing it and others around them. However, identifying the symptoms is an essential first step in taking control of it.
The world wants us to accomplish everything. So many of us keep going and going with life. We stretch ourselves very thin without having the chance to think about the quality of life we are living– that’s the first thing.
Second, it may feel like it’s about self control because you are still managing your daily life quite well. So you may feel ashamed, guilty, or defeated for not being able to control your thoughts and emotions.
If we ask you what do you do to regulate your thoughts and emotions? Most people don’t have answers to this question. Instead, they’ll say something like: You know, I don’t plan, I just go with the flow of the day and I try to be the best self I can be. Does that sound familiar? Or maybe, I’m really busy, from the moment I wake up in the morning till I close my eyes at night, so I don’t think about it. Okay, but if you are not taking the time to check in with yourself on a daily basis, you will feel and act in ways that you don’t intend to.
Checking in with yourself on a daily basis is like taking an inventory of what’s in your mind and being prepared to deal with them.
And that’s what we are going to show you how to do. This process allows you to reflect on yourself, and makes you articulate and label your thoughts. It helps you to sort out what thoughts are helpful and what thoughts are unhelpful. Then it teaches you how to let go of those thoughts, helping you to take action.
It just takes practice to master the techniques.
Start taking action with these free action steps we’ve put together, then check out these case studies on real members who used these techniques along with meditation to improve their lives.
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