Overcoming Anxiety – Making the Rest of Your Life, The Best of Your Life

Do you have an overwhelming feeling that makes it seem like things are just always going wrong or falling apart? Do you see the “bad” in every situation or let the remarks and actions of others bring you down? Well what if I told you that by changing one simple thing, all that could disappear. Now yes, I understand that things will not just become magically better overnight, there is a process involved. I’m just here to let you know that in the end, it really comes comes down to just one thing that could turn your life around. Now the real question is, how far will you go for it?

Lets start with some basic facts. Everyone gets depressed, anxious, and even just slightly on-edge about certain situations at some point in life, in many different situations too. You aren’t alone here. There are lots of others with heartache, pain, and anger surrounding themselves and feeling like they are in a situation where things are never going to get better. It is perfectly fine and normal to feel this way at these different points in life, it’s not always kittens and rainbows out there. So what’s the problem? The problem starts when you adopt this as a part of your daily life. Each and everyday you begin to drag your feet, you start seeing more negative things happening around you, and you no longer fear the thought of death. I think this image below is an accurate illustration of what we hope for, and then what actually happens to bring us to this point in our life in the first place.

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We all know this isn’t an easy journey, but we can make it better and not just for us, but those we interact with as well. “But how?” You may be wondering at this point. Well it’s probably something you’ve heard before and possibly even read on many other sites or heard from others. Mindset. Here is another basic fact we all should know. Doctors and psychiatrists on a daily basis prescribe medications for depression and anxiety. Now before you go and pull the “medical diagnosis” card on me, hear me out. This is nothing someone should be ashamed of. So what’s the problem? The problem is when we try to rely on these medications to “fix” us or repair our internal conflict without giving any realization that it’s only a part of the process. The other part, is changing your mindset.

Flashing back to my first paragraph, it’s not something that can be fixed with a flip of a switch. It’s not an easy fight, but it’s one worth fighting for I can promise you that. If you choose to change and redirect your focus, you will see the world in a completely different way. To start with, instead of centering in on the few things that do go wrong, we should be focusing on the infinite number of bad things that could have gone wrong, but didn’t. How we go about this may vary from person to person. Some can do this easily while others may require other positive distractions or even fun hobbies to get their mind off of the negative. The bottom line is, there isn’t a single medication or person that can do this for you other than yourself. Bad days or time periods are inevitable, but we can use those to make the better days shine even brighter. Start counting your blessings, both the seen and even the unseen, you will soon realize that everyday can be a good day, if you let it be.

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