How to deal with Anxiety?
Why we play as children is not because it is our work or because it is how we learn, though both statements are true; we play because we are wired for joy, it is imperative as human beings.
— JOHN THORN, BASEBALL HISTORIAN AND AUTHOR OF BASEBALL IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE EARLY GAME
We often hear people saying “I’m READY!” when…
- I feel inspired
- I quit my dead-end job
- I have a time
- I have enough money / more money
- I am absolutely certain
- This settle down
- The economy picks up
I call this as a “not-yet” view of life, because people assume they can’t escape from their current problem. For some people told me that we have to overcome our emotional hang-ups and negative thinking before we will be ready for major change. This is a blind-spot in life. We become blind to opportunity because we are focusing on the shortcomings in our life, drag our feet and we see nothing but our own misery, the ANXIETY!
It is a state of mind that we worry from time to time. We are probably aware our mood and productivity are impacted by the amount of sleep that we get. It is similar with our life which impacted by amount of joy that we get. There is no better reason for being unhappy than never having the chance to pursue work and projects that are meaningful to you. The positive experiences and moments of progress need not be anything exceptional, but it is crucial that they occur on a daily basis.
Take a short moment to ask ourselves before we go to the bed:
Always encourage yourself to keep learning. Have a curious mind by asking questions.
— Franky Ronaldy & Meow Ling Ng, Authors of Life Sucks!
- What did you do today that had a lot of fun?
- What is something very interesting that you have learned today?
- What did you experience today that was beautiful or inspiring?
The best practice by pen it down in your daily journal. Try writing (and illustrating) like a crazy philosopher, wacky inventor, curious anthropologist, or compassionate humanist.
we can interpret Anxiety as indications that our body has strong desire and is energized. This help to prepare us to meet the next challenge. The bottom line is, the story you attach to worry about – tell yourself it’s good for you instead of harmful could mean the difference between a stress-induced heart attack at 30 or living well into your 90s.
We all made mistakes, absolutely. Tell yourself, “It’s ok!”, “Not a big deal!”. Most of them were omissions and it was not on purpose. We improve it in daily basis by revised, learnt and how we can do it better next time over and over, again and again. We do the same today.
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