Anxiety

Anxiety effects many people.

Anxiety is a problem for so many people around the world. Let me start by saying that I am not a medical doctor and I would suggest that if you suffer with anxiety, that you speak to your doctor. Let them diagnose you and give you a referral to see somebody about life coaching or hypnosis to help you stop it. Contradictory, I also say, that I don’t like people to be labeled as suffering with anything. People often live up to the label, instead of just letting go of the problem. They hang on to their label as it makes them feel better in some way. Almost like an excuse for behaving or acting in a certain way.

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”

-Lao Tzu

Modern life can be filled with stress as we strive to keep up with work, family and social demands. This can often lead the feelings of anxiety. It can feel like an overwhelming feeling of nervousness, and is often out of proportion with reality.

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about anxiety.

What is anxiety?

From our point of view, anxiety is a fear of the future. Let’s face it. You can’t be anxious of something that has already happened. You may have bad feelings about it, but you can’t be anxious. So anxiety is a fear of something that has yet to happen. Or what you think may happen. I come across a lot of people who say they get anxious when they need to make a presentation or stand up in front of a crowd. Some say they get anxious when they need to speak to somebody of the opposite sex. Anxiety can vary in degrees and severity. It depends on how much life you give it.

Light anxiety is uncomfortable, whilst severe anxiety can be debilitating so people. Some would say that a little bit of anxiety can even help to get you motivated and get going. Personally that would not be my choice to get rid of procrastination. Many people also say that they wish they could stop smoking, but say they smoke when they get anxious. That’s like a double bad whammy for your body. Load it up with anxiety and then top it off with a cigarette. That is probably not such a good thing to do.

How to get rid of anxiety

Instead of talking about anxiety and what harm it can do to you, let’s instead focus on getting rid of it.

When a life coaching client says that they suffer with anxiety, I ask them what specifically they are anxious about. Most people are anxious about “everything.” They worry about a number of different things at the same time. Or they focus so much on that one thing that it overwhelms them and they feel anxious. They focus on all the ways it could go wrong, instead of it going the way they would like it to go. So first of all, focus on one thing at a time and that will help with a lot of anxiety related issues. Second if you focus so much on that one thing that it causes you anxiety, STOP it. Have you ever heard your grandparents say they would sleep on a problem? Often when we stop worrying about a certain thing, it is as if the answer magically appears. Now I agree that something like going bankrupt and losing your house is not magically going to come right by sleeping on it, however you can start to focus on what the next steps are to recovery. If you still suffer from anxiety, then see somebody who can help you and be done with it. Take action. Suffering from anxiety is not taking action.

NLP,hypnosis and Time Line Therapy® are three modalities we use to help our clients to get rid of their presenting problems. The great thing is that whenever I feel like something is getting on top of me, then I use those same techniques to help myself. The point is that I know it works and so do the many people we have already helped.

So stop letting that old feeling of anxiety control your life and start living happier and free from anxiety. Simply contact us today for any more information.

Your success is our success.

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