Is anxiety ruling your world? In our busy, busy lives our heads can quickly become filled with the white noise of our list of musts, shoulds, and shouldn’ts. No matter how much is ticked off your To Do list, there’s always more. There’s that underlying, nagging feeling that you should be able to do it all, you should be enough, and you are not. The louder the white noise, the harder it is to focus, be productive, patient and, heaven forbid, actually relax and enjoy life’s adventures. Here is a series of mindset tips to help you relax, de-stress and take back control.
- You might think it is an automatic function, however when you are stressed you will hold your breath at times, or breath shallowly, meaning your brain misses the oxygen it needs to help you think clearly and calmly. There begins the downward spiral of stress to overwhelm.
- Be present. On the whole, our fears are imaginary, based on thoughts about the past or future. Only the present moment is actually real. You might need to remind yourself of this in conjunction with the breathing tip.
- Avoid anxiety. Anxiety is a build of fears from too much imagining of the worst. If you over-achieve in anxiety you’ll be rewarded with a panic attack. The key is to prevent a further build-up of fears. If you need expert help to safely clear the excess fear from your system, without re-living past trauma, just ask me. You deserve a happy life.