Will I Always have to Manage My Anxiety?
We often receive questions asking us if anxiety is something that always has to be managed. And occasionally, we hear from a listener who tells us ”I can't bear the thought that I will always have to manage my anxiety.”
Notes from the Show
East vs West: different outlooks on mental health
In the West we often don't consider mental health until there's a problem with it
- If we don't want our mind to disturb us, we have to protect it
We are high maintenance creatures
If this thought feels overwhelming, the Bach Flower Remedy Elm can offer support for finding your feet when everything feels like it’s too much.
Why managing anxiety can be a very good thing
- It can be used for spiritual advancement
- It can be our best friend when we look after it
The good news about managing anixety
How to start managing anxiety
Making Mind Care a Daily Choice
Managing anxiety means checking in with ourselves often and asking the question ”is this helpful?”
”Does this help my anxiety, or does it make it worse?”
Practice asking yourself this question, and then weeding out what makes anxiety worse
Fro example, caffeine, alcohol, skipping meals, lack of rest, media etc
Then plant and water what helps calm and steady your mind: explore what helps you feel more peaceful
For example: walking in nature, breathing practice, healthy clean nutrition, EFT Tapping the company of those who can support and steady us
Instead of thinking about “managing” anxiety, we recommend thinking about your mind as a garden and developing the practice of weeding and feeding your mind.
*Once a few weeds are out, and our roots are watered we can start to feel some space and peace.*
Learn more about protecting and calming your mind in our online course: How to Calm Your Fragile Mind
We often receive questions in our inbox asking us to teach more about working with unwanted thoughts and painful emotions. And also receive regular requests for more information on Ayurveda and its teachings on calming the mind - this is the course where we go in-depth into both subjects.
Our new updated version of How to Calm Your Fragile Mind now includes:
- teachings on how to use your senses to calm your mind
- the Emotional Stress Release Technique to help you find relief from unwanted thoughts
- a guided EFT Tapping Practice for honouring your emotions
- PLUS a Guided Ayurvedic Meditation for finding peace in the present moment
Find out more at How To Calm Your Fragile Mind | Anxiety Slayer Academy