How can you cope with anxiety and what is the secret weapon against it? Find out now.
What is anxiety and why is it important to know about it and on coping with it? This thing can turn your life into a nightmare, unless you know how to cope with it and overcome it. Let’s find out more.
What is anxiety and how it affects you?
There are many theories on what it is and how it works or why people get it. But basically anxiety is a constant fear experienced by person. It lives and grows within your soul and mind. And it affects you whole being, including your body and health. Anxiety can significantly lower the quality of your life and here is why.
The major thing it does is the following:
It gets into your mind and meddles with all the scenarios of the events there. Things did not happen yet, they did not even have a chance to happen, but in your mind anxiety creates negative endings for them. Anxiety paralyzes a person.
It kills life even before you start living it. Why try if everything is surely going to end badly? And according to scientists, women are more subjected to this problem than men. Basically it makes you see life in dark colors and the game is over even before it has started.
Consequently, you miss many chances and opportunities in life. You become a failure not because you were born like that, but because you have allowed fear to stop you and cage you inside your own mind.
How to beat anxiety?
It can affect your whole life: relationships, career, family, personal development. You become impaired by anxiety and tortured by ongoing anticipation of bad things that are about to happen. That’s the fact, but the truth is that you do not have to live like this.
What can you do? What is that secret powerful weapon against anxiety? Read this:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” H. Jackson Brown Jr.
When all is said and done you do regret bitterly the years spent with no use, no action, no pursuit of the dreams, no risks taken. Surely one needs courage to do what they believe is right and to take steps and fulfil dreams. But fear breaks down the will and the courage.
But FAITH counterfeits fear! You should live by faith and not by sight, even if what you see is only in your own head! Faith is the opposite of fear and anxiety! All things are possible to the one who believes!
Anxiety can stand many things and remain undefeated: it can resist treatment, psychological consultations, it can break down the courage, but it cannot withstand faith.
What to believe to beat anxiety?
Once Oprah Winfrey put it like this. She said that faith in someone greater than her own self allowed her to stir through life and become a winner in all sorts of situations. There is your self and at times it is small and weak, but there is also the great I AM. His Self is amazing and all-powerful. He is almighty and eternal.
When your small human self relies not only on your own powers, but on that greater Self of God, there is no place for anxiety. And you start believing. Not only in God, but also in yourself. You know that now you can and will do all thing through Jesus who strengthens you!
You know now that all things work for good for you. If God is for you, who can be against you? You renew your mind through faith and you stop believing to those bad endings anxiety creates in your mind and imagination.
Faith creates the possibilities; it shows the glory of the things to come. It enables you to be courageous and risk attaining glory and honor. It makes you persevere through hardships looking at the brighter side of things. Instead of pain and trouble you see blessings in disguise.
So, faith is the only thing that cures anxiety both in men and in women permanently! Believe and be well!
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