I am going to explain how to understand, control and use your anxiety to actually benefit your life.
Anxiety is a horrible feeling. It’s all part of our fight or flight response. You might feel like you can’t escape it and it keeps your attention locked onto it. If you’re asking yourself, why does anxiety even exist? How can I reduce anxiety, or even how can I use those anxious moments to my advantage? Watch my video and keep reading to find out.
You might have been told previously to just stop worrying, or feeling anxious – and it’s so much harder than that. But, believe it or not, anxiety can actually help you!
Anxiety is showing you that there is something wrong; something needs fixing and until you do it, you won’t stop feeling anxious, sad or upset.
But despite this, anxiety is the likely to be the main reason you don’t feel confident, it can leak into all parts of your life.
So, what can you do reduce anxiety?
First, know that you do have more control over the anxiety than you might think. Trying to control and reduce anxiety can feel overwhelming – but it’s actually trying to motivate you to do something, so try and see it in that way instead of something to run from.
Next, work out what you have been putting off? Do you have a big work assignment coming up?
Sometimes, you might not even know why you’re anxious. This is because your anxiety is rooted so far in your past that it affects your life now without you even realising it. In order to reduce anxiety, you need to work out what it is that you have been putting off.
It might not come straight away, but this is something you don’t have control over and this, in turn, is making you feel lost.
Next, give yourself a bit more confidence to try to tick off some of those anxiety-provoking projects.The way to do that is to stop running from feeling anxious and start using it as a motivator.
When you feel anxious, rather than watching a YouTube video or watching something on TV to distract yourself, do something productive.
This is easier said than done, but the more you do it the easier it will become.
As you get more of those tasks done, the more empowered you will feel and therefore less anxious.
Remember, anxiety is a motivator.
Stop running away from it and start using it as a helping hand to drive yourself to achieve more in your life.