Updated: Mar 28, 2019
So What Is Anxiety?
Sounds like a stupid question but the best way to smash it, is to completely understand what it is, where it comes from and how it works.
The first thing to understand is this: Anxiety is a completely natural response - TRUE Everyone experiences anxiety - TRUE Anxiety is actually a protection mechanism - TRUE
Anxiety is my own fault - FALSE It’s just the way I am - FALSE I will always be this way - FALSE
4 FACTS TO UNDERSTAND: 1. YOU ARE THE PRODUCT OF YOUR OWN THOUGHTS 2. YOUR BRAIN ‘LITERALLY’ ADAPTS TO THE WAY YOU THINK 3. YOUR BRAIN WILL ‘STRENGTHEN’ THE MOST USED BEHAVIOURS 4. YOUR BRAIN WILL ‘DELETE’ THE LEAST USED BEHAVIOURS
So what does that mean in reality? It’s a bit like gardening. If you don’t tend to a garden it becomes overgrown and choked. If you weed it, feed it, cut back plants and remove dead growth…it flourishes. Your brain does exactly the same! What you focus on grows! You literally craft your own mind by choosing what you pay attention to. Self Hypnosis can help you create real change in the way you think... Neural pathways that are used frequently are reinforced and strengthened so you become better at that behaviour e.g. like when you learn to ride a bike, eventually it becomes easy as the neural pathway is developed.
FOCUS REGULARLY ON THINKING POSITIVELY AND YOU WILL BECOME POSITIVE BUT IF YOU…. FOCUS REGULARLY ON BEING NEGATIVE/ANXIETY, YOU WILL BECOME NEGATIVE AND ANXIOUS.
BUT, neural pathways that are used the least get DELETED! Your brain literally removes them as they are not required!! So if you hardly ever think positively or confidently or anxiety free…Those behaviours get DELETED! So behaving the way you really want to be, becomes very difficult indeed!
THE GOOD NEWS: You can choose WHAT affects you and create your own neural connections!
Instead of focusing on things that hold you back, focus on things that make feel better, more confident, more positive. Instead of imagining all the ‘what if’s’, use quiet moments and/or self hypnosis to clear you mind and focus on ‘now’ and direct your thoughts to positive things. Just like riding a bike, it takes a little practice BUT it soon becomes so easy that it becomes second nature.
In order to delete a particular behaviour, stop thinking about it. Even when you are reminded, change your focus and attention and in time the behaviour will be deleted.
Remember, we are a product of our own thoughts.....
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