I am going to explain how to understand control and use your anxiety to actually benefit your life.
Anxiety is a horrible feeling. You might feel like you can’t escape it and it keeps your attention locked onto it.
You’re probably asking yourself, why does anxiety even exist?
You have probably always been told to just stop feeling anxious but, believe it or not, anxiety is there to 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.
Anxiety is the main reason why you don’t feel confident, as your anxiety can leak into all parts of your life.
So, what can you do about anxiety?
First, know that you do have more control over the anxiety than you might think.
It can seem overwhelming but it is there trying to motivate you to do something.
Next, work out what you have been putting off? A big work assignment for example.
At this point, you might not even know why you’re anxious, and this is because your anxiety is rooted so far in your past that it is piling onto your life now – from waking up to going to work to just brushing your teeth.
In order to banish the 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, 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.