January 31, 2020
No one lives without anxiety. Anxiety-free people accept this.
Anxiety can arise from apprehension. Hornthal advises including something expected in your daily routine.Choose and commit.
The amygdala activates our fight, flight, or freeze reaction when it senses threat. Anxious brains may confuse real and perceived threats
Negative self-talk often causes anxiety. Think backwards. Rethink from statements.
Sleep may not be a priority while your mind is racing. Sleeping seven to eight hours at night improves mood, memory, and impulse control.
Running, jumping, or dancing—something rapid and energy-intensive—may be needed depending on your nerve system. Stretching and yoga can be grounding and slower.
Self-esteem and mastery are built via esteemable deeds. You feel competent doing them. Anxiety can be reduced by accomplishment.
It's liberating to vent. Talking about our feelings honors, expresses, and validates them. Discuss anxiety triggers with someone you trust.
Writing is easier for some people than talking. Writing down your worries eliminates them. Don't force writing. Start writing for five minutes.
Thoughts and feelings are valid, they're not true.Practice distinguishing.