Fear into Excitement

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In my previous article¬†https://letpanicflow.com/a-weird-trick-for-ending-your-anxiety/ I spoke of accepting your feelings of anxiety. This time I go a step further in exploring the concept of flipping fear into excitement. Fearing Anxiety Before I started following the programs of Barry McDonagh, I never considered that I feared anxiety.¬† I felt that I feared the situations that contributed to my anxiety. Lately however, I realised that I would obsess for hours over the anxious sensations and thoughts I could expect to feel once I began a specific activity. I spent hours trying to calm down, but even when I did, the sensations would later return. The sensations and anxious thoughts, which are symptoms of anxiety, scared me. Those sensations and anxious thoughts lied to me. I would always think they were signs that…
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A Weird Trick For Ending Your Anxiety

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Well, it's not exactly a trick, but it is an unusual weird way to end your anxiety. It is simply by allowing yourself to feel your anxiety. Weird huh? Stop Being Afraid Stop being afraid of your feelings of anxiety. Anxiety experts say that the best way to stop being bothered by anxiety is to accept the feelings of anxiety. Let the feeling run through you. It is in the fighting of anxiety and that constant resistance, that you end up becoming more anxious. What you focus on expands, so when you continually focus on your anxiety, you are holding on to your anxiety even more, instead of letting it go. The experts also tell us that what we fear most is the anxious bodily sensations, not so much the…
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Practice What You Preach…Managing Anxiety

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I realised recently that I was not following my own teachings. I got a lesson in "practice what you preach" in regards to managing anxiety. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Late September I was in a car accident. The other driver made a mistake in running the light trying to get past before I got through, but it didn't work out and so BAM... our cars crashed. The impact to my car caused the airbags to deploy and my hand got injured. It was a bad experience. I don't wish to relive it too much, so I won't give a full visualization picture for you, but I will tell you that it has caused me much stress and trauma. My symptoms pretty much fit the description of post traumatic stress disorder.…
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Conquer Your Fear and Let Go

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Recently I vacationed at Atlantis in The Bahamas and I was very fearful about doing some of the rides. I just wanted to relax, but curiosity got the better of me, and my inner voice said "you need to conquer your fear and let go." Challenger and Leap of Faith These were the names of a couple of the rides at Atlantis. Challenger is good practice to prepare for the Leap of Faith. It is not as steep and the aim is to race with the person in the slide next to you. There is a timer at the end that shows who did the faster time. Different Strokes for Different Folks - Easy Rides It's interesting how differently people perceive things. My husband and sons went on Challenger and…
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Here’s to Anxiety No More

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Last week while I was sick with the stomach bug, I paused taking the supplement I would usually take for anxiety. For the entire week I realized that I was surprisingly calm; no anxiety. Panic and Fear It was the first time in one year that I could go through my day, work day in particular, and not feel dreadful feelings of panic and fear. It made sense to me, given the stressful events that I went through in the last year and a half. In 2015 I was in a job that caused me extreme stress and anxiety. Every day I drove to work fearing the day that lay ahead. I felt on edge throughout every work day. That job was full of tension and it ended drastically and…
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Hair Loss Due to Stress and Anxiety: Ways to Get it Back

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Are you stressed lately? Are you experiencing hair loss? Did you know that there is a link between stress and hair loss? Understanding the hair lifecycle, and also how stress affects the body, will give you a clearer picture. Hair Life Cycle Your hair has a lifecycle. The first stage is the growth stage. The second is the transition stage, while the last is the resting stage. This resting stage is the stage where your hair falls off your scalp with the slightest application of effort. When you are constantly under stress, your hair reaches the resting stage at a faster rate than normal. When this happens, you are said to have an issue called telogen effluvium or hair loss due to stress. If you noticed that this has been…
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