Our mind is a powerful tool. If misused it can cause us no end of suffering. Our imagination and our emotions are very tightly woven. What we imagine can seem very real, and illicit very strong emotions, as is the thing itself was occurring.
If you are suffering from being anxious, try these 5 tactics to help release and alleviate the anxiety, and take back control of your mind.
Tactic #1: Pull a fast one on your anxiety by utilizing the other side of your brain
Anxiety makes it hard to think in a clear way, and is typically rooted in the left side of our brain. The side that’s creative, which makes sense since anxiety is caused by your imagination. This can lock you into a wicked anxiety cycle and keep you in your left brain;
One way to overcome anxiety is to force yourself to use your right brain. The side of your brain responsible for logic. You can engage this side of your brain by focusing on logical things. Counting your breathing, working on a math puzzle, questioning yourself about your anxiety level (on a scale of 1-10 my anxiety is where?). Basically anything that forces you to center your attention on a logical, scientific, concrete topic.
This will start to diffuse your emotional state and start to reduce your anxiety. Continue reading