Taking control of your anxiety essentially means stopping yourself from becoming scared of that anxious feeling.
Anxiety has always been associated with being a bad thing. Yes, anxiety doesn’t feel great, but it is there for a reason, and that is to tell you that something isn’t right.
Don’t bury your head in the sand
The problem is that people will tell you to move away from anxiety but in that case all you are doing is ignoring the warning that your mind is giving you.
This is the reason anxiety is linked to depression – not because they are one and the same – but because if you have never been taught how to use anxiety to help guide you through life, you can feel powerless not knowing what to do with that feeling other than bury it.
And this is when anxiety turns into that all consuming depression that you have little control over.
Move forward with your anxiety
Anxiety is a motivator; which is why when you get anxious you can feel restless, you can’t sleep, your foot twitches or you feel like you have to do something and you can’t shake it off.
This is your body telling you there is something really important that you need to action.
Take the reins
So, when you feel anxious, just act on it, as not only will all that energy go to waste but it will pile up into something not as easy to take a hold of. It’s as simple as that!
Next time you have the niggling feeling that something is wrong, ask yourself what the answer to getting rid of your anxiety will be right there. Once you start doing this you will be able to embrace any kind of anxiety you might feel in the future head-on.