Learn to live a happier more enjoyable life free from anxiety.
Your Happy Place – https://www.attackonanxiety.com/your-happy-place
Initially I was second guessing myself whether I was even qualified to write about anxiety after all I am no doctor I have no PHD nor am I a wise monk but then I thought who better to write about anxiety than someone who has suffered from it! If you haven’t suffered from anxiety then how can you know how it feels? How can you know the panic and tightness in the chest that makes it so hard to breathe? The never ending thoughts that something bad is going to happen. Sure other people can analyse what happened in your past that lead to you suffering from anxiety but that really doesn’t provide an ongoing tool for you can come back to (unless you can afford to pay a small fortune for psychologists) something to guide you through life and give you a better chance of actually enjoying it.
Each of us has our own take on anxiety and we all experience it in varying ways, so I needed to provide a path we can all follow that was simple and effective. A guide that doesn’t discriminate but ultimately makes you feel better and keeps you on the right track. A simple solution that we can all use to better live our lives.
I started writing The Guide at the height of my struggle with anxiety when I thought we were going to lose our family home that we had worked so hard for from a business decision I made that went very wrong. A decision that triggered a series of events that compelled me to write this guide.
Anxiety had always been lurking in the background in varying intensity from one day to the next but what I was going through now was something else. An anxiety I had never experience before. I couldn’t sleep, I lost a heap of weight, my heart was racing all the time and I had this feeling of impending doom that everything I had ever worked for was about to be taken away. What inflamed things further was the guilt I felt for the stress and anxiety I had thrust upon my own family. My wife and my kids also wore the brunt of my decision which was the hardest for me to deal with.
Over many years I tried things to treat my anxiety by watching hundreds of videos on how to relax, how to be happy, The Power of Now, Buddhism, Taoism, Yoga and read many books on the like in addition to meditating on and off for over 20 years trying to fix my anxiety. I now realise the path to getting better is just that. It’s an ongoing process that requires ongoing attention. Otherwise we slip back into being our anxious selves.
This new anxiety I was experiencing forced a shift in my thinking and I was compelled to write about how I broke the chains of anxiety. I want to share what I have learnt with you and also as a reference point for myself if ever lose my way again. The information I have put together is simple enough for anyone to understand without magical hocus pocus or confusing doublespeak. Remember I am also using this as my own guide so I don’t want it to be confusing for you or myself. Some of what I have got to share you may have heard of before but sometimes we just need someone to say something in a different way for it to speak volumes and improve your life. My main aim is to relieve your anxiety as well as my own.
Maybe you may have tried other ways to deal with your anxiety like meditation, breathing exercises, hypnosis, medication or even alcohol but for some reason you still have anxiety otherwise you wouldn’t be listening to this.
You can be any age or at any stage in in your life to benefit from what you are about to listen to. There is another very effective way to deal with anxiety and all it takes is for you to be guided out of the fog to regain control again to ultimately be happy and healthy. You might just learn something you didn’t know that will ease your anxiety as it has for me.