An anxious brain is a busy brain. It can't sit still and be quiet. Instead, it scurries around picking up any tiny thing it can find and starts picking it apart, looking for something to worry about. The anxious brain makes mountains out of molehills by telling you lie after lie.So, here's today's suggestion: FOCUS ON … Continue reading Focus On What You Know
Go Ahead, Have a Panic Attack
Don't forget—anxiety is a liar.
Breathe Your Anxiety Away
When your anxiety is high, your body reacts by increasing your heart rate and blood pressure and quickening your breathing, which triggers a release of adrenalin. All of which makes your anxiety worse, which makes those symptoms worse, etc. So, IF YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR BREATHING, YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR ANXIETY. I'm going to give you an … Continue reading Breathe Your Anxiety Away
Try a ‘Worry Hour’
One thing you must remember is that ANXIETY AND WORRY feed off each other. More anxiety = more worry. More worry = more anxiety.It is NOT helpful to tell someone to quit worrying. And, trust me, it is VERY difficult to teach someone to not worry.But there is a technique you can practice that will keep … Continue reading Try a ‘Worry Hour’
Anxiety is a LIAR!
DON'T LISTEN to your anxiety—IT'S A LIAR! Anxiety fills your head with all the scariest, darkest, edge-of-the-world possibilities it can imagine. And trust me, it has a very LARGE imagination. The possibilities anxiety presents you with are always prefaced with "What if?" It will wear you out with all of its 'what ifs?'. I'm not … Continue reading Anxiety is a LIAR!
Are You An Energy Waster?
My father grew up the son of a sharecropper working a farm with mules during the Great Depression. That experience greatly influenced how he raised me and my siblings. One thing we were taught was to always “turn out that light!” when leaving a room. It didn’t matter if we were just going to the … Continue reading Are You An Energy Waster?