In this week's podcast we're talking about the importance of taking action to escape anxiety, and the tricks of the mind that try and stop us. Listen in for support on conquering your inner critic and getting help today.
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Tricks of the mind
When we talk about taking action to get free from anxiety. How many of you have a little voice in your head saying things like: "If only it was that easy?" Or "It won't work for me." Maybe your mind tells you "My anxiety is different." Or that the advice "sounds too hard" or maybe “too simple to be of any use.”
If you do, you sit among the majority of our listeners. Only a handful of listeners to this show take action against their anxiety. Because that's just how the mind is. It will resist taking action all day long. And then when you go to bed at night that very same mind will start berating you that you did nothing today. The same mind that talked you out of taking action will now tell you you’re weak willed. Or whatever else it is your inner critic likes to tell you.
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. Denis Waitley
The wisdom teachings of the Vedas (the ancient texts behind yoga, and Ayurveda) tell us that our mind can be our best friend, or our worst enemy. Sometimes it can be both in the space of one hour! The mind is by nature flickering, changeable and unsteady. It's difficult to control and it's easily disturbed. In personal experience that means it gets anxious, unsettled and fearful very easily.
If you feel overwhelmed and anxious you are not alone! And you aren't broken, stupid, or weak-willed. You are just being lead a merry dance by a simultaneously disturbed and tyrannical mind.
You need outside help to get out of the trap
That help comes best from people who really understand anxiety and the mind and can support you in getting clear and getting calm.
Make 2017 the year you take action to free yourself from the grip of anxiety
We have all the tools you need to help you get started and find relief.
Don't let that little voice stop you and then get on your case later. Go to bed tonight knowing you did something. You took action and made a start. You became one of the empowered few that will escape the grip of anxiety this year. Don't think about it - do it!
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