Nowadays, so many people are suffering from anxiety. They try different techniques to feel some relief. Some help temporarily. Others do not.
If you wish to truly be free from the devastating effects, the first step is awareness.
Anxiety starts with a concern. When you begin to think about what you are concerned about, you then begin to worry. After some time, the worry turns into anxiety. As you focus on the anxiety and accompanying physical symptoms, they increase and often can lead to a panic attack.
You can take back control. You can take back control of your mind and your body. You can take back control of your life.
Now that you have this new awareness, you can choose your thoughts. You can choose to focus on what you are concerned about rather than begin to worry. If you don't worry about it, you won't feel anxious or have a panic attack.
You can take back control by first asking yourself if the concern is rational or not. If it is not, you can move to the final step outlined below. If it is than the next step to taking back control of your life is by recognizing what you are concerned about and then by taking action...doing everything possible to prevent what you are about from transpiring.
Simply by having your thoughts focused on what you can actually do and then by taking the action identified will provid you with a greater sense of control.
By taking action, you will often address the concern and will make the likelihood that what you are afraid of will not take place.
After you have done all that you can, the final step is to let go. This is often the most difficult part for most people. Worrying and anxiety are wasted emotions. They might make you feel like you are doing something when you actually are not. They actually tap into your sense of powerlessness.
By taking all the action possible, you take back your power. You can then work on letting o knowing that you done all that you can . This is an important and final step.
To let go , say to yourself
I have done all that I can do.
It is now out of my hands.
I am not going to waste my precious energy by worrying...when it won't do any good anyways.
I have done all that I can do(and remind yourself of what you have done).
If you have a belief in God or something force greater than yourself, you can say: I give it over to you.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. You have the ability to Change Your Thoughts. Shift Your Feelings. Create Your Dreams.
From Experiencing the Shift. BonnieBarness.com
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