How to Cure Anxiety One Day at a Time

by Jason on July 19, 2009

how to cure anxiety

If you’re suffering from anxiety, it’s more than likely there are times you feel overwhelmed with the task of overcoming it completely. It’s a normal feeling to have.

After all, anxiety is a recurring problem. It pops up every now and again when you let your guard down and allow negative emotions to take over. There’s no quick fix.

The thought of spending the rest of your life trying to cure yourself of this condition is enough to make anyone dizzy. There is hope, though, and your solution is as SIMPLE as it is EFFECTIVE…

Take each episode of your panic and stress one day at a time.

What does that mean? Well, if you spend all your time worrying about the next anxiety attack or the next uncomfortable moment, you’ll never be able to appreciate the downtime you DO have.

Make it a habit to change your perspective after calming down from each episode of extreme anxiety. Tell yourself that you ARE getting better. You really are! Every experience where you control and manage your anxiety is a step forward towards ending the problem for good.

Recognize that each new day is a day closer towards achieving your goal of a stress free life where YOU decide how you want to feel.

Here’s how to do it…

There are 3 important thinking strategies you can implement right now to change the way you approach your anxiety. These strategies will take some of the pressure off and allow you to continue improving your mental health as quickly as possible – one day at a time.

Tips for helping you overcome your anxiety one day at a time:

1. Use Visualization

Visualization is a key factor in making your dreams a reality in life. How can you expect to have a happy life when you don’t even know what that means to you? Spend time everyday visualizing your perfect life. It should be a stress-free daydream where you picture every last detail of your day, down to the dishes in your cupboard. When you visualize where you want to go, you’ll naturally progress towards that physical and mental state. This is based off of the law of attraction. The law states that thoughts are things and when you direct your thoughts towards positive things, positive changes will happen to you.

2. Give Yourself an Outlet

You need to have a way to decompress from your stress. Having an outlet for your anxiety is a nice way to give yourself a break from panic and just lose your thoughts in what you love to do. Your outlet could be a hobby like cooking, painting, reading or singing. It could be a physical activity like exercise, golf or hiking. I personally play Tennis when I need to unwind. The point of the outlet is to always have a place to go when your anxiety takes hold. For some, being alone is preferred. For others, when anxiety hits they just NEED to talk to someone like a therapist or family member. Decide what works best for your personality type.

3. Keep a Diary

Keeping a diary serves two purposes here and BOTH of them will help you cure anxiety one day at a time. First, it helps you to better understand your feelings and review your progress as you read your past worries and fears on paper. Secondly, these notes come in handy when you’re speaking to your therapist or counselor, figuring out how to overcome these mental barriers. Learning from your challenging thoughts of the past will make tomorrow’s stresses easier to cope with. Try it out and see if it works for you.

It’s no surprise that curing anxiety goes way beyond these three strategies. I’d be doing you a disservice if I told you it was as simple as 1-2-3. The fact is, curing anxiety requires diligent effort on your part towards learning tactics that work on a continuous basis.

If you’ve been following my tips for any length of time now, you KNOW I’m a HUGE advocate for Panic Away. It’s by far the best program out there for continuous support in overcoming anxiety. Take it easy and remember…

Take it one day at a time. 🙂

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