Tips for combating anxiety

What do you say to yourself? Is it words of encouragement? of respect? of compassion? Of affection? Think about what it's like to be you and what you need? What would you like a best friend to say to you, what words would that friend use?  You will start to gain more clarity on what you need and what will help you. And remember this isn't indulgent, this is a necessity if you want to be authentic, be your true self so you can then truly be there for others without you hiding any part of yourself and you will notice a dramatic improvement in all areas of your life.  Our minds can either be like hell or heaven, subject to our self-talk.  By improving the way we talk to ourselves will allow us to be more accepting of ourselves to enjoy a more successful and fulfilled life that’s authentic.  By showing up as you truly are as your authentic self helps others relax, feel more at ease and your like a permission slip for them then to also be authentic and be their true self.  Start with a few affirmations first thing in the morning; it could be while your brushing your teeth and looking in the mirror. You can say them out loud or in your head - both are just as good.  Looking at yourself in the mirror is most effective so if possible look in the mirror and give yourself words of Compassion, Affection, Respect and Encouragement (CARE :-)).  There are mirrors in lots of places - in public toilets, in your car, in shops, a make up mirror…. You can also of course when there are no mirrors also give yourself the words of CARE anytime.

Please note repetition is key so it really resonates and embeds into your subconscious so when you do feel anxious our self-talk automatically helps keep us calm and settled.

Here are a few CARE self-talk affirmations to connect with yourself and know your value:

You, I, We

Repeat with adding 'You' then 'I' then 'We' at the start so for example:

You are a walking talking miracle , I am a walking, talking miracle, We are walking, talking miracles

Suggested Recordings:

There are lots of recordings on the web but a few I would recommend are by the Reach Approach noted below:

Positive Affirmations – Part 1

Positive Affirmations comes in two parts; Part 1 is an explanation of the process and Part 2 is the actual journey you’re invited to take. This audio-visual delight will teach you how to make affirmations life-changing. Take this journey again Read More …

Positive Affirmations – Part 2

Positive Affirmations comes in two parts; Part 1 is an explanation of the process and Part 2 is the actual journey you’re invited to take. This audio-visual delight will teach you how to make affirmations life-changing. Take this journey again Read More …

Who Are you Really? - by The Reach Approach

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