Why waste another day worrying?

Feeling fed up can often drive us to acheive. This couldn’t be more true than with anxiety. When you just feel fed up of feeling rubbish and being worried about everything isn’t that just a reason to push on and beat it.

When I get fed up this is often the time that I look forward and try and smack it down.

Time is precious we don’t know how much time we have and when we spend lots of time worrying we need to put it into perspective and think:

  1. What is worrying going to acheive? Pretty much 100% of the time it does absolutely nothing for us except make everything worse.
  2. Is this helpful? No we are just feeling worse becasue we are getting ourselves so worked out over something that will probably be fine in the end.
  3. Do I really want to spend my whole life worrying about what might happen? NO
  4. Wouldn’t it be better to push myself and feel really anxious for a few minutes to then acheive something amazing and feel really good? Yaaazz.

At the end of the day do we want to spend all our time worrying? I know that this is so much easier said than done but if we can try and push through this horrible wall won’t it all be worth it? To have a life where we don’t have to spend a lot of time worrying about everything.

I hope you enjoyed this little post if you did remember to give it a big thumbs up and follow this blog to become a worry warrior and I will speak to you guys very soon.

Thanks for reading, Worry Warriors,

Win The Worry Wars.

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Think rationally

One of the most annoying things when you are panicking is someone going ‘For goodness sake that’s not going to happen just think rationally!’. It’s annoying but annoying true. We build things in our heads up into a massive storm when really it’s beautifully sunny outside. Because I have had anxiety for a few years now I have been developing thoughts, techniques and strategies to really kick my anxiety in the butt. Now that I am doing a lot more of it for myself I have found that rational thinking really helps me to order my thoughts and fight the negative, made-up thoughts that I have been believing with the plain and simple, black and white, hard facts.

The other day I was getting really worried that I had’t eaten enough fruit and got enough vitamins even though I had. When I look back now I think ugh come on why there you really that worried? But at the time that was a big deal for me. I conquered it by using the plain hard facts and listing them in my head. Sometimes I’ll actually write them down so that I can physically see it written in front of me. Kind of like a pros and cons list but fact and fiction.

Fact:

  • I had eaten 3 pieces of fruit that day ( still a bit low but enough to survive )
  • I had eaten other things that were high in nutrients.
  • Other people don’t even eat 1 piece a day.

Fiction:

  • I’m going to faint beach of it.
  • I’m going to be unwell because of it.
  • I have eaten no where near enough fruit.
  • I have eaten no fruit.

You can see how easily the mind can trick you and how if we believe the fiction then we will inevitably panic and get worried. If we separate the fact from the fiction then we can see that actually ALL of that worry was made up and based upon nothing.

I hope this helped if it did remember to give it a like. Next time you are worrying try and think rationally – it will seriously help you order and sort through your thoughts.

Thanks for reading, Worry Warriors,

Win The Worry Wars.

 

Acheive in steps

With anxiety it’s very easy to see each hurdle as a massive elephant sat in the middle of the road. To get past the elephant first we have to drive to it, get out of the car, say hello, get to know it and then finally it will move and we can pass. When we see it as a huge obstacle what we want to do instead is drive around it and that’s trespassing. Ok I got a bit carried away with the elephant analogy but what I’m saying is that if we break it down into steps then we see it as more manageable and therefore we don’t trespass (avoid it).

Let’s take a real life situation and break it down because I doubt that any of you are going to see an elephant sat in the middle of a road and even if you do I bet asking it to move won’t really work.


 

Example:

Worry: I’m really worried about going into science 5th lesson.

Breaking it down: 

  1. Go into school,
  2. Go to all your other lessons that you aren’t worried about,
  3. Maybe go and talk to someone about your worries,
  4. Walk to the door,
  5. Go through the door, (notice how you really have to pick out every single detail)
  6. Walk to your desk,
  7. Sit down,
  8. Open your book,
  9. Get through 10 seconds,
  10. Get through 1 minuet,
  11. Keep breaking it down into minuets and before you know it the lesson will be over.

If we look at it broken down how much more manageable does it seem? Hopefully a lot.By taking any kind of situation 1 minuet at a time we can quickly realise how quickly and by how much our anxiety it going down.

I really hope you enjoyed this post if you did remember to give it a big like and try and practise this even when you don’t feel anxious so you can get into a bit of routine and then it will feel more natural when you are panicking.

Thanks for reading, Worry Warriors,

Win The Worry Wars.

 

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

FIRST OF ALL HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT YEAR FILLED WITH ANXIETY-FREE DAYS AND THAT YOU CAN ALL GET STRONGER!

No I’m not talking about the song – well maybe I am? I’m not sure haha. Basically I’m talking about the message. I think this ties into anxiety very nicely. For me one of the only ways I can get back to being my ‘normal’ self is if by trying all the things I’m scared of again which is obviously scary but each time I get a bit stronger. Continue reading

White lies are ok ?!

As you may have already guessed by the title today I’m going to talk lying. As a kid you are always told that ‘honesty is the best policy’ and the story about the boy who cried wolf. When you have anxiety that rule kind of goes out the window. I’m not saying that you should make up silly lies to benefit you I mean that if it helps you to calm down then tell a little porkie pie (does anyone here like them – I don’t the jelly puts me off).

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