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In this week's podcast we answer a question about how to handle anxiety when you feel like it's winning.
I'd like to know some more information on how to deal with anxiety itself, it's something I've been dealing with my whole life and I'm still young. The feeling is horrible, and it seems that there isn't much left to do but let it win... what is there to do?
1. Use some tools for peace of mind.Anxiety messes with your head. It's confusing and overwhelming and it's very hard to know what to do to feel better. We recommend starting using techniques like the Quick Anxiety Stopper or EFT Tapping to take the edge off your anxiety. Please listen to the podcast to find out how this can help you. If you keep at it and use these techniques every time you feel anxious, or feel an anxiety symptom, you will start to feel some real relief and space in your head to move on to the next step...
2. Notice what makes your anxiety feel worse and cut it out Look out for: Caffeine Violent, scary, or fast paced entertainment: music, movies, TV, video games. Stress, social pressure, expectations, or confrontations Keep a journal and log what you notice adds to your anxiety and see what changes you can make to reduce it's presence in your life.
3. Notice what helps you feel better and increase it Look out for things that help you feel safe and relax.
Things like creative activities, yoga, walking, inspiring reading, breathing exercises, guided relaxation.
Keep a journal and log what you notice reduces your anxiety and see what changes you can make to include those things in your day.
Listen to the full podcast here (if your browser doesn't show the podcast player please listen on iTunes)
The MindMap below covers the basics of dealing with anxiety by paying attention to three key areas.
You can download and print it here for your own reference.
EFT for Anxiety Relief
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