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Men are not worried by things, but by their ideas about things. When we meet with difficulties, become anxious or troubled, let us not blame others, but rather ourselves, that is, our ideas about things.
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Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.
Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.
The critical factor that begets and perpetuates this cycle is seeing anxiety as something we shouldn’t have. Our need to get rid of anxiety increases our symptoms. For some, it’s more like an avalanche than a hurricane, as the initial shock of recognition shakes loose la...
“I think being in [an] anxious space is a little bit of a privilege,” says Laurie M. Scherer, a clinical psychologist who has worked with patients with anxiety. “I don’t mean to belittle [the] experience or [the] feeling, but I think [the] anxiety we’re [sometimes] feelin...
Ironically, individuals who live in the third world are at an advantage when it comes to anxiety because they are less likely to expect safety or security. As such, when reality hits, it is simply understood and accepted as a part of life. Perhaps it’s for this reason th...
The first type of anxiety is the initial experience of anxiety, such as heart palpitations and anxious feelings. These are uncomfortable, but completely innocuous. That’s right—there is nothing problematic, dangerous, or harmful in any way with having so...
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What was once considered standard levels of stress in decades past is a reason for a Xanax prescription today. We expect our emotions to be totally even-keeled—we want to feel equanimity and peace and happiness all the time. As a result, we cannot handle the discomfort or perceived danger...
The source of anxiety lies in the future. If you can keep the future out of mind, you can forget your worries.
The price we pay for anticipation of the future is anxiety about it.
We do all of this because our culture cannot tolerate uncertainty. We would prefer to predict the future and be completely wrong than to admit we have no clue what’s going to happen!
We are also obsessed with security. In the context of our society’s unpara...
The most compelling explanation for this paradox is that our culture is obsessed with control. Today, we have predictions for everything, from financial markets, political elections, and flu epidemics to professional sports outcomes and the weather. And despite the fact that ...
The second type of anxiety involves how people respond to the first. Some of us catastrophize and think the worst. Others get caught in a pattern of judgment and self-criticism. It’s this second form of anxiety that gets people into trouble.
When we perceive our in...
“An idea is something that won’t work unless you do.” - Thomas A. Edison
The curious relationship between anxiety and control and the different anxiety footing (and shoes) of those who seek to always have control and those who never had it.
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Having changes in our plans make us feel unstable and anxious of the outcome of "what's to become." This moment of fear creeps up on us but we can avoid panicking by learning how to relax with uncertainty.
When we learn to relax with uncertainty we become calm and composed. By doing so, we...
No matter what we tell ourselves, we are not committed fully towards most things. We tend to be different people, committing to change our diet, exercise or start on a certain goal, only to become someone different and get distracted, or simply procrastinate.
We are not fully committed...
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