A simple but powerful way to overcome anxiety

A simple but powerful way to overcome anxiety

Anxiety and worry are two of the biggest killers of happiness.

It’s hard to be happy if you’re constantly thinking about what could go wrong!

But the good news is that anxiety and anxious thoughts can be managed; and as a result, happiness can be more enjoyed…

via the Ladders by Ashley Abramson

Imagine you’re doing something that gives you anxiety or causes you stress. Maybe you’re about to have a difficult conversation with your boss, or perhaps you’re getting ready for a party where you’ll bump into people you haven’t seen in ages. If your heart is starting to beat faster, you’re not alone. But what if a simple perspective shift could help you manage the clammy hands and racing heartbeat that come with your anxiety — and even help you to be a little thankful for what you’re feeling?

When it comes to negative emotions like stress, anxiety, and even depression, your perception matters: There’s scientific evidence that how we think about our emotions drastically affects how we feel. Have you ever noticed that focusing on how stressful something is makes it feel even more stressful? The reverse can be true too. By focusing on the positive parts of an experience, you can actually reduce stress. … 

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