I’m glad anxiety isn’t a salesperson knocking on my door because I’d be the reluctant owner of whatever it was selling!
Anxiety could literally sell sand in the desert, and ice in the North Pole.
We can normally dismiss the daily irrational thoughts we get as rubbish, but add high anxiety to the equation, and these irrational thoughts soon become more of a possibility.
Give anxiety enough power and it will convince you to never socialise, enjoy your hobbies, or even leave your house – a difficult place to be.
Relinquish its power by using rational thought. If you find yourself worrying about what might happen, take a step back and use rational thought. Ask yourself: ‘When I go to the party tonight, I might be nervous socialising, but how many other people will feel the same as me?’
You don’t have to look at worst-case scenarios when thinking rationally. The reality is, things rarely ever get close to being that bad – especially after you’ve done them.
Don’t let anxiety convince you otherwise.
ARE YOU DEALING WITH ANXIETY?
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