5 Bright Tips on How to Be Less Anxious

By Catherine Colegrave

5 Bright Tips on How to Be Less Anxious

“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

 5 Bright Tips on How to Be Less Anxious

1. Act Like you want to feel not how you feel

This may seem strange but it works. Neurologists say that the subconscious mind is 21 days behind the conscious mind. So if we choose to act like we’re non-anxious, the sub-conscious will eventually catch up and behave in a non-anxious way.

2. Accept you are anxious and don’t try to change it

Remember it’s just a temporary state. If you think about it, your body and mind are working perfectly because they reacting to your current high anxiety, that’s the result of a finely tuned, receptive mind and body.   The anxiety will naturally go down to ‘normal’ levels without you having to force the change.

3. Don’t believe everything you think

Negative thoughts are driven by high anxiety. When in an anxious state, your mind will do a risk assessment and create ‘what if’ thoughts. For example, ‘what if I can’t escape’, ‘what if I panic and faint’? This fuel the anxiety up, so learn to understand that these thoughts are unhelpful and pay them little or no attention at all.

We are not our feelings. We are not our moods. We are not even our thoughts.

4. There’s nothing physically or mentally wrong with you

Even though you might be experiencing awful sensations and negative thoughts, anxiety is not a physical or a mental illness. It’s just a temporary habitual state that can be reversed.

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5. Don’t be so hard on yourself

So what, you’re anxious! You just have too much of the emotion of fear just like some people have too much of the emotion of anger or joy.  The good thing about emotions is they can be controlled, learnt, unlearnt and they are changeable.

Emotions aren’t fixed and aren’t in control of your mind. On a contrary, you’re in control of them, even though it might not feel like that sometimes or at this moment.

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Catherine Colegrave
Catherine Colegrave helps others to overcome anxiety and create a fulfilling, fear-free life. Having suffered from anxiety herself she knows how it could affect your life, career, relationships, health, and confidence. Anxiety can be completely debilitating, all-consuming and relentless, however, it’s 100% curable when treated in the right way. Catherine is a mum of 3 children and after a life-changing event the world as she knew it fell apart, becoming anxious, fearful and feeling utterly broken, having tried numerous different therapies in order to get rid of her own anxiety including CBT, NLP and Hypnosis amongst many others she found her own way through complete anxiety relief. Her experiences propelled her to help other people to become completely free of anxiety whether it’s mild shyness to agoraphobia and panic attacks. Catherine is a trained Anxiety and NLP Coach, she also specialises in confidence coaching for women. Stay in touch with Catherine via Facebook and Twitter 
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