5 Steps to Regain Control of Your Emotions and Manage Your Fears
How to restore peace of mind when stress takes over your life
Are you anxious about the outcome of a project or looming presentation? Feeling a sense of dread about losing your job or concerned your significant other has lost interest?
How would you like to end all the worry and start living again?
It’s not only possible, reducing mental discomfort is a workable process you can easily integrate into your thoughts — a strong incentive, especially when we consider how crippling the emotion is to a majority of the population.
First, realize that worry — the good kind — isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it’s a normal function of a healthy brain. But when it takes over your life and prevents you from participating in activities that are important or productive, it’s a sign worry has evolved into anxiety — a potentially disabling and destructive situation.
And when it reaches that point, you may feel like you’ve lost control and are no longer able to operate at your peak mental or physical ability.
So how do we cut worry off at the pass and restore a positive mindset?
The key is to make worry work for you.
When you feel worried, you’re experiencing a call to action — a signal from your subconscious telling you something in your life needs attention. For example, maybe you typically go into meetings or social situations unprepared, or you haven’t been as attentive to your partner as you should have been.
And now that feeling of anxiety has set in — a nagging indication a correction is necessary.
That’s what worry is all about — an intangible “red light” motivating you to take action and make adjustments.