In this week's podcast we're talking about three ways fighting your anxiety makes it worse... and the unglamorous truth about making it better!
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Points covered in this episode:
1. It depletes your energy
It's exhausting fighting an invisible enemy all the time
What you resist persists, what you accept you have the power to transform
There's a lot that happens in life that we don't like
Learning to tolerate is the key to reducing our suffering
Resistance increases pain - Two arrows teaching: suffering over suffering
Acceptance and tolerance sound unreasonable at first, even unrealistic but they give us the chance to make peace with our challenges.
2. It steals the moment
The present moment is the only place from which you can heal and make good choices
3. It gives anxiety more power
Stressful resistance increases anxiety
More adrenaline means stirred up emotions
Resistance feeds the anxiety storm
and the unglamorous secret to making it better...
tolerate and keep moving forward
Build moment by moment awareness and bring as much self-support into those moments as you can.
Breathing - try the long exhale breathing practice and sit with your anxiety and ask yourself “Does my anxiety have a message for me?”
Practice journaling to get your thoughts out of your head and in a place where you can observe them. Reflect on your journal and see where you can offer yourself some kindness and understanding.
Ask yourself ”What do I need to feel safer and calmer?”
Remember: resistance means persistence
EFT Tapping can help you makes peace with yourself and your anxiety which will reduce its intensity and give you space to make further choices to help you slay your anxiety.
See if you can help yourself settle with the idea of living with anxiety for now, just for today, as peacefully as you can and reflect on taking small steps every day to help yourself feel better.
In this way, time will pass and anxiety will settle as you rest and regain some strength, no daily battles just little acts of kindness.