Ways to reduce anxiety

  • Breathing Exercises
  • Get Rid of the Clutter
  • Avoid Caffeine
  • Guided Imagery

trust-yourselfEveryone feels anxious at times. In fact, it is sometimes useful to feel that way because it can be a signal that something is wrong and we need to protect ourselves. However, we can sometimes spend hours and hours dwelling and ruminating on the negative and fearful things in our lives. We worry about what could go wrong instead of paying attention to the rational, the positive and the good. It is helpful to train ourselves to focus on thoughts that will move us forward in the right direction.

Too much thinking and analyzing just makes any problem worse. Today is a wonderful day – live it in the present. Your thoughts are only what you decide to believe in and continually reinforce in your mind and we have more power over our thoughts than we think. If your thoughts begin to change, you will feel better. If you focus on your strengths, despite how you are feeling, your beliefs and emotions will follow behind. Our tendency is to think TOO MUCH and to paralyze ourselves with our ruminations. We have a choice: Realize what we’re doing to ourselves, get up, find a distraction, and do something interesting (positive). Thoughts grow with attention. If you focus on negative thoughts, they will grow and grow and become even larger.

If you focus on your progress and the new thoughts you are learning, they will grow stronger and take “automatic” control. A contented person is fully caught up in the moment –and is not thinking about the past or the future. At Chicago Personal Growth Institute, we help you tap into your inner peace and contentment in the way that works best for you.