The tight feeling in your chest and stomach. The horrible restlessness. The wired feeling. The exhaustion. And the desperately wishing it would all just go away.
Then there’s the unpleasant things it makes you do.
Thinking about all the things that can (or are) going wrong. Believing that you can’t handle whatever it is the anxiety says is bad. And the scanning for danger that makes you see trouble wherever you look.
So really…. NOT fun AT ALL.
One of the biggest problems with anxiety is that it makes us believe that everything it says is true. That we should be worried (or something will go diabolically wrong), that everything will turn to sh*t and that we won’t be able to handle it when it does.
But how often do the things you worry about actually happen?
How many times has everything turned to sh*t?
How many times have you actually not handled something?
Could it be possible that anxiety is telling you big, fat lies?
Actually, yes it is.
And that is your secret to being free from anxiety.
All you need to do is change your relationship to the anxiety.
Stop thinking it tells the truth. Start stepping back and questioning it’s validity.
Stop thinking because you feel this way that there must be something to worry about. Start recognising that those uncomfortable physical feelings come from anxiety’s lies.
And give yourself the mantra: Anxiety makes me think this way. Anxiety makes me feel this way. I DO NOT have to believe it.
When you take away anxiety’s validity you take away it’s power.
Of course you won’t stop feeling anxious straight away but every time you do this it’s a nail in anxiety’s coffin. And before too long you’ll be able to bury it.