Listening To Your Anxiety
Anxiety is a feeling that has both emotional aspects to it and mental or thought processes as well. I am going to break this down for you to understand how to see through the fog it can create.
Anxiety is often a combination of previous thoughts and feelings that have accumulated. These can linger about in your space and within your awareness. As they often have been accumulating for some time, if you want to act or make changes it can be tricky to untangle or make sense of what is going on.
Daily Journaling Is A Key Component
Anxiety often involves unconscious thoughts that run without you being aware of them. To make this a little more tricky , anxiety is often multiple unconscious thoughts bouncing off each other. Without fully knowing what is going on, you can get left with a buzzy , uncertain feeling we have collectively come to know as anxiety.
Begin to journal each day – write down how you are feeling. Is there worry or doubt or resistance to something you want to do within the day?
You may want to set a task to do a “mind dump” and start writing and don’t stop until you have filled a page. Witness your thoughts and your flow of words as they enter the page and your conscious awareness in a new perspective.
Journaling can be dynamic
As you catch your self with feelings of anxiety building, take a deep breath and journal. Pour out your feelings and translate them to words as your pen inscribes them to paper. This is the art of listening to anxiety. Being aware of the mixture of sensations and taking notes. Translating feelings into words and putting them into paper is the start of the process to untangle. When on paper you can witness the stream of thought and ad your consciousness to it. You can start to evolve it by choosing to upgrade.
Meditation To Become Aware Of The Body And The Breath
Meditation can be a daunting task to learn. This is why Rise and Shine works purely with Guided Meditation styles that follow the breath and imagination.
A space of meditation can lift you up above the buzz of anxiety so that you may see above the clouds and glimpse moments of clarity. These moments accumulate also and lead you towards being more conscious of your self and thought patterns. Guided meditation leads you into your self by following the breath and its subtle and simple flows. It’s a great reminder of the smooth and gentle place that is right inside of us.
Feeling into your body allows you to anchor into the stillness that is always available. You could call this grounding. From here you can listen to your anxiety from another perspective. You can use stretches, yoga, exercise or massage to help you notice what is within.
Listening implies taking in the whole story. If you have anxiety perhaps you haven’t been listening for a while. Much like a TV show it will take daily viewing and listening to catch up to where you are and be present with your feelings and personal truth.
Listening to your anxiety is a series of steps like this. Feeling, noticing and writing will help you understand the relationship between you and your anxious energy.
You need to get moving
Physical moment is very helpful. Getting moving outside in fresh air away from electronics. Taking the time to engage the senses. You could call this a change of scenery.
Anxiety is a routine of behaviour that is counterproductive. So breaking that cycle with activity and movement is the answer. Swimming, walking, jogging are great alternatives to sitting in your anxiety.