Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far. -Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult is right. Anxiety doesn’t get us anywhere. But the truth is that it is a reality for us. We are anxious about simple every day things, and we are anxious about huge things that our beyond our control.
If you gathered up all the fearful thoughts that exist in the mind of the average person, looked at them objectively, and tried to decide just how much good they provided that person, you would see that not some but all fearful thoughts are useless. They do no good. Zero. They interfere with dreams, hopes, desire and progress. – Richard Carlson
For many of us, anxiety is almost second nature. Anxiety keeps from living life fully and from being grateful. It keeps us from enjoying the present moment.
Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. – Arthur Somers Roche
5 Simple Ways To Reduce Anxiety
The good news is that we can find ways to reduce anxiety.
Today I’d like to share with you an infographic I’ve created based on the book, The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic. (click to expand infographic).
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1. Human talking icon 2. Washing dishes 3. Massage icon 4. Nature Icon 5. Kindness icon