Here are a few
guidelines you can use now to help alleviate your
admit that you are feeling stressed and anxious.
of your body's symptoms. Don't let them scare you;
let them talk to you.
pinpoint what it is you are anxious about. What
happened yesterday? What were you thinking about
before you went to bed? If you can't pinpoint it,
don't worry about it and move on.
permission to feel anxious about whatever it is that
is bothering you. "Of course, I feel anxious about
this problem; anyone would. But how much anxiety is
Listen to the
dialogue within yourself. Are you filling yourself
full of negative thoughts about a certain situation?
What could you say to yourself that would feel more
Listen to the
dialogue of those around you. Is someone around you
being negative and dragging you down with them? If
so, how could you change your reaction to their
negative attitude, so that you would be less
affected by it?
overwhelming yourself with "shouldas" and high
expectations? If so, which ones could you eliminate?
blaming someone else for your anxieties,
unhappiness, poor health, lack of success, etc.? How
can you take responsibility for yourself and make
some positive changes?
positive reinforcement for even the smallest
No one lives a
life without a certain amount of stress and anxiety. The
key is to get the level of both down to a manageable
level. Listening to your “inner voice” is a step in the
right direction. You know best what you need.
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