I don’t know about you, but with everything going on in the world, sometimes it’s hard to stay positive. Anxiety has a way of creeping up when you least except it. It’s like that one annoying aunt who always decides to visit at the worst time possible and then overstays her visit. As much as you desperately want anxiety to leave, it’s kind of familiar and easy to entertain so you allow it to stay for a little longer. Unfortunately, anxiety and I are old friends. We go wayyy back. With social media and the relentless feeling of FOMO and comparison, it has become more common than ever for people to suffer from anxious thoughts. Bad news and drama is now at the tips of our fingertips every second of the day, making to so hard to escape from negativity. I’ve decided it’s time to cut ties because I’d rather be dedicated to being happier than being comfortable. Here’s what you can do when you feel stressful, anxious emotions popping up.
You’ve heard me talk about journaling a million times already and I won’t stop because it really is that good. When you’re feeling anxious, allow yourself to write one full page of your thoughts. It doesn’t have to flow or make sense, just take the time to write out how you feel and make sense of your emotions. At first your page might sound like one big pity party. Over time, you’ll see that instead of only being emotional, you’ll use journaling to make sense of the situation and use it as a place to write out your game plan. This will help you because you’ll be more rational and levelheaded.
Most of the time we find ourselves anxious over things that we’re making up in our head. We create these negative assumptions and harp on them until our hearts race and our palms are sweaty. Instead of overthinking about what could go wrong, stay in the now. Focus your attention on the present moment and your current reality. Don’t entertain what hasn’t (and may never) come. You may find that you’re stressing out over nothing.
Challenge Yourself To Explore The Best Case Scenario
Most people have the tendency to explore worst case scenario when they’re nervous about something. Instead of that, I challenge you to do the unthinkable when you’re upset, and explore the best case scenario. Let go of fear and disappointment and practice positive thinking. Train your brain to assume the best and you’ll find that you’ll attract positive outcomes and situations.
Talk To A Friend
Talking to a friend about how you’re feeling is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety. Getting out of your head and allowing yourself to hear someone else’s perspective will help you to see things differently and more rationally. Only seek advice and insight from positive forces who want the best for you. If you don’t have a friend to talk to, consider meeting with a therapist.
These days, having anxiety is extremely common. It’s a terrible feeling that can make you feel like you everything is wrong and that you have no control over your situation. Keep in mind that anxiety is a result of your own thoughts. You always have the power to change the way you think of something. Next time you feel yourself spiraling into a negative trap, remember to follow these tips to ease your worries. How do you deal with anxiety?
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