Free Yourself from Anxiety

Don’t let anxiety and worry take over your life – it can make you sick and can ruin your life! You have the choice to allow it to or not. There are ways to help yourself overcome this obstacle.

  1. Figure out what is stressing you. Is it something you can change? What is the true source?
  2. Be careful not to put blame on a secondary source when in reality the primary source is causing the stress. (in other words: don’t quit your marriage just because you haven’t dealt with something else that is truly bothering you – this will take some soul searching)
  3. Change: there are plenty of areas you can change in your life without throwing away a lot! Diet, exercise, attitude, volunteer, shop, study a new language and more.
  4. Spend some time on you!

Here are some tips and techniques to help you manage your anxiety:

  • Know your anxieties
  • Write them down
  • Breath
  • Visualize a better situation
  • Positively Affirm yourself: “I am…(insert positive statement that applies)”
  • Diet and exercise: take good care of yourself – it will really take care of you in return (and your worries!)
  • Seek support – if you need help – look for it – talk to someone – look online or in the phone book. Help is only a call away!

Learn by example. Watch and listen to others that have gone through hardships. Read books – you will read about someone that is worse off then you and who made it through. There are many success stories and free programs that will help you realize your strengths and stay away from anxiety.

Anxieties are a part of life but they don’t need to be the foundation of yours. You are strong and smart and you have come a long way – give yourself some credit – you deserve it!

Manage stress well and take the reins – they are yours to take – no one else will do it for you. Good luck – you are on the road to health and wellness and you will be so happy for all the work you do for yourself.

Comments

  1. Great advice Dr. Marks. I also loved your Secret Weapon Movie. I am one of those multi-taskers that always takes on more than I should. I have learned to say no a bit more, though not enough. As I get older it’s easier for me to say no to things that are not productive and positive. I have also learned what’s important to me and what’s not, that makes a big difference in my yes’s and no’s. I’m a pretty mellow person these days and stress rarely sneaks up on me anymore. I enjoy your website and blog and will certainly be back!
    Blessings.
    Celene Harrelson

  2. Dr. Marks,
    What a great list of tools for dealing with anxiety. Two of my close friends suffer from this and they have stated that with the right support, naming the stress, and learning to breathe, they can now manage their anxiety instead of it taking over their lives!

    Take care,

    Becca

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