Types of anxiety
Just like there are two types of stress, there are also two types of anxiety.
One is good, one is bad.
Good anxiety happens when you are poised and prepared to act.
Bad anxiety happens when you are not prepared and not willing to act.
Anxiety can be acute (happens suddenly) or chronic (happens consistently).
When it’s acute, it’s because you think you can’t handle something in the moment.
When it’s chronic, it’s because you haven’t been handling something over time.
Treat it or beat it
Instead of taking action, many people take pills. Or smoke pot.
Pot and pills don’t cure anxiety, they just cover it up.
Medication dis-empowers the person, allowing them to live with anxiety instead of beating it.
You can treat it or beat it.
When you treat something, you become a slave to the treatment. When you beat something you become a master of your own destiny.
Many people will choose the treatment over the beatment so they can keep making excuses.
They love, love, love to tell their sob story over and over. They feel sorry for themselves. They say things like “I have anxiety disorder” or “severe anxiety” or “it’s genetic” or “runs in the family”.
They’re never going to beat anxiety because they don’t want to. The rewards of having anxiety are better than having to leave their comfort zone.
There’s just one small problem.
What you don’t beat comes back around to beat you.
The worst part about not beating your anxiety is that you miss out on the gold that it’s trying to offer you.
The gold of anxiety
Anxiety is pure, shining gold. But because we’re all brainwashed by the medical system, we’re taught that anxiety is a dark curse that one must live with.
Here’s what the world thinks anxiety sounds like:
- “You can’t do it.”
- “You’re not good enough.”
- “You’ll never make it.”
- “It’s not going to work.”
- “Ahahahaha! They’re going to GET you, AHAHAHAHA!”
- “This is stupid. You’re stupid. You’re horrible!”
That’s not what anxiety actually sounds like. Your brain is making it up.
Here’s what anxiety actually sounds like:
- “You can do it, I know you can.”
- “Believe in yourself…I know it’s hard.”
- “Come on, come on! You’ve got to do this!!”
- “You’re not living up to your full potential.”
- “Step into it. Step into the fear!”
- “Come on, you need to do this!”
- “Be strong…step into your purpose.”
- “It’s time to move!! Go go go go go go!!!”
Anxiety is gold because it alerts you that something is not right…that you’re not stepping into your true power.
Anxiety is as helpful as a sign post.
But instead of reading the sign and saying, “Oh, it looks like I need to go that way instead,” most people read the sign and say, “OH MY GOD I’M GOING THE WRONG WAY I’M GONNA DIE!!!”
One of these reactions is balanced. The other is not. I will let you figure out which is which.
The myth of anxiety
Anxiety is rooted in fear. It is a fear-based mentality (as opposed to a love-based mentality).
There are only two fundamental mentalities in the whole wide world: love and fear.
Love is abundance, fear is lack.
Anxiety tells us that there is plenty. Anxiety is love.
Most people think anxiety tells us that there isn’t enough…that they’re not enough….that something bad is going to happen.
But the big myth of anxiety is that it makes you feel like whatever might happen is actually already happening.
It’s not happening. And that’s not anxiety telling you that, your brain is telling you that. And your brain has been socially programmed with fear.
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The cure for anxiety
Now that we know what anxiety is and is not, it’s time to talk about the cure.
The reason why you feel anxiety is because your brain has made up a story that your mind thinks is real. The story is fear-based and F.E.A.R always stands for False Evidence Appearing Real.
It’s not real and you need to stop convincing yourself that it is.
In order to do this, though, it will take hard work and commitment. It’s easier to take pills and smoke pot.
So you have to decide if you actually want to cure your anxiety, because it will require you to function at an entirely different level.
This level will be out of your comfort zone at first, but will soon become your new normal. And if you ever slip, anxiety will come back to remind you to get back on track.
If you’re someone who has anxiety, the first step for you is to forgive yourself. Love yourself. And try to appreciate your anxiety. Thank it for giving you the opportunity to step into your true power.
Once you’ve accepted your anxiety, you are now ready to cure it.
The cure for anxiety consists of just two words.
There are just two words that will cure your anxiety forever.
The first word is “Get.”
The second word is “Busy.”
Put them together and you have your cure for anxiety: “Get busy.”
Get busy on what?
Get busy on two things: what you want and what you need.
Let’s start with what you need.
You need to move your body. You need to exercise. When you exercise, your body will produce chemicals that will help you beat anxiety.
You need to be in motion, so get busy and get moving.
The other thing you need to get busy on is what you want.
There’s a great exercise for figuring out what you want, and it’s located at the end of this article (click the link).
To truly figure out what you want, you will need to do some soul searching.
Knowing what you want means understanding your mission in life…your purpose…your destiny…why you’re here.
If you’re not pursuing your mission in life, you will continue be anxious until the day you die. To find your mission in life, here are some questions to ask yourself (I recommend writing them down and answering them with a pen and paper):
- What do I love?
- What makes me happy?
- What am I interested in?
- What are my strengths?
- What are my weaknesses?
- What do I want to have happen?
- What do I not want to have happen?
- What would make me feel excited to get out of bed?
- What makes me come alive?
Write, write, write and keep writing until you come to the answers. You’ll know when you come to the answer. You will feel it.
Keep writing until there’s no doubt in your mind that you’ve found your mission. Then do the exercise at the end of this article and your life will never be the same again.
Once you know your mission in life, you will never go back.
Why getting busy works
Getting busy works for three reasons:
- It empowers you and puts you in control of your own destiny.
- It gets your body chemistry working for you instead of against you.
- It weakens your biggest enemy: your brain.
Anxiety is caused by over-thinking…precisely, over-thinking things that are not actually true.
You cannot be anxious if you are busy and constantly moving forward.
When you choose to move forward, then you are in control. When you’re in control, you become confident. And when you’re confident, you cannot be anxious.
Anxiety is lack of confidence and lack of control.
But when you become busy, then you become confident and in control.
You might be thinking that it sounds hard or exhausting to stay busy.
And you’re right.
It will be hard at first. It will be uncomfortable at first.
But soon it will not be hard. Soon it will become a habit.
And once you begin to feel the difference in your emotions and in your life, you will never want to go back.
Confidence feels immeasurably better than anxiety and that’s a fact of life.
All of your anxieties will be eased once you develop the habit of staying busy.
Make sure your energy is focused on moving forward. Feel your energy become forward-moving.
Once your energy begins to move forward, your brain will have no choice but to also focus on moving forward. Your brain will no longer have time to be anxious and all of your anxieties will ease.
Don’t let yourself or other people talk you out of staying busy. Ignore them. Stay busy and every aspect of your life will improve.
Develop forward-moving momentum and you will become unstoppable.