Anxious Thoughts Can Seriously Lower Your Quality of Life – Here’s How You Deal With Them…
Anxious thoughts can dominate a person’s mind when the mind is tired either emotionally, or physically, or even mentally. This is how it works…
- Generally speaking, the dominance of anxious thoughts starts with exhaustion, especially physical exhaustion.
- When a person works too hard and doesn’t sleep enough, their body becomes tired and this affects the mind. The mind then tends to become not completely rational. In other words, when a person worries about something that is really not something that they would normally worry about, then mind doesn’t reject this worry as it should, but instead accepts the worries as facts.
- Now, because the mind accepts the worries as fact, the person naturally becomes anxious, and the more anxious they are, the more affected the mind is, and the more its rationality is subdued. In other towards, the more anxious you become, the less you’re able to cope with that anxiety.
- Often enough the thoughts that come to mind are the thoughts that are not backed up by logic, like ‘No one values me’. Now, this is obviously a thought that is ridiculous, but which can seem very believable to a person thinking it at that time.
Anxious thoughts dominate the more you try to suppress them!
The real problem with anxious thoughts is that they lead to anxious thinking! Because being anxious and worrying about just about everything is just about the diametric opposite to a happy and contented existence.
The worst part is the way the human mind works: the more you try to suppress this anxiousness, the more it begins to dominate your thoughts, because in trying to suppress your anxiousness you are unconsciously focusing all the power of your mind upon that anxiousness.
And the more anxious you become, the more things you have to worry about.
For example, if you feel anxious all the time, you feel that you will never live a life that is free of anxiety, or free of the fear of having a panic attack.
Not only that, but when a panic attack occurs, the physical symptoms of the panic attack are extremely distressing as well, and you may wonder if you ever can live a life that is free of the fear of experiencing these symptoms.
Acceptance is key to controlling anxiety!
Now, one thing that is crucially important is to not deliberately try to control the anxious thoughts. The way your mind works, the more you try not to think of something, the more your mind will be tempted to think of the very same thing.
Therefore, trying to force the anxious thoughts away with the will is self defeating, because the more you try to force the anxious thoughts away, the more you keep thinking of it, obviously.
The key to controlling anxiety is not to force away anxious thoughts or to try to push them to the back of your mind, but rather to accept them and so to learn to control your intense reaction to them.
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