124 A3 Negative Emotion – Anxiety

Anxiety

Definition

A state of uneasiness and apprehension, as about future uncertainties.
A state of apprehension, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of a realistic or fantasized threatening event or situation, often impairing physical and psychological functioning.
Eager, often agitated desire.

Practical Tips

  1. If certain people in your life cause you anxiety and you don’t feel comfortable, can’t confront them, make changes so that you don’t have to be around them.
  2. Ask for help.
  3. For many people, talking about anxiety is a very helpful release.
  4. If you need to vent, ask your spouse or a friend for advice and tell them how you feel.
  5. Sometimes just putting your feelings into words can take a lot of stress away.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I overcome my fear of anything and everything and live life courageously.

Rules

(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will allow myself to feel………….. Anxiety is when I’m in a dangerous situation.
The only time I will allow myself to feel…………..Anxiety is when I let my mind wander, get tired, or ignore warning signs. The only time I will allow myself to feel………………Anxious is when I have true reason to.
The only time I will allow myself to feel…………..Anxious, is when I forget that to take every opportunity.
The only time I will allow myself to feel anxious, is when I place my expectations too high and not accepting that you cannot help everyone.
The only time I will allow myself to feel…………..Anxious, is when I don’t embrace life with excitement and enthusiasm.
The only time I will allow myself to feel…………..Anxiety, is when I allow it to happen.
The only time I will allow myself to feel…………..Anxiety, is when I don’t appreciate I am in control of my life.
The only time I will allow myself to feel Worried/Anxious, is when it is something that I can influence and control.

Example Challenges

I keep waking up in the night!   (DC016)

My outgoings are bigger than my incomings!   (DC022)

A Flashing Police Car Behind me on the road.   (DC024)

Where can I get more clients from?   (DC026)

When am I going to get paid?   (DC027)

Difficulty in coming up with material/ideas for work DC028

Thinking about doctors appointment on Wednesday and if she is going to put me on any more medication, already taking 3 different types already. (DC031)

DC069 I have a Doctor’s appointment with a new Doctor and I’m feeling anxious about it.

DC076 When will I ever lose weight and be ‘thin’!!

DC077 I’m worried my previous ‘unfitness’ will affect my future health.

DC078 I get stressed when my mobile battery dies and I cant charge it.  I panic and get anxious as someone might want to get in touch, they may have messaged me and I am not able to get back to them so they might get cross!

DC089 I worry about Health of myself, kids and family.

DC090 My alarm goes off in the morning and I dread getting out of bed!!

DC091 I worry about not being able to work

DC092 I get depressed when work is slow especially around Wintertime.

DC097 I’m feeling distant from my Partner, as the financial situation is really bad and I don’t know what to do.

DC118 I forgot to eat today as I was busy and felt tired at work – so I ate cake which made me feel sad.

Quotes

“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”
– Henry Ward Beecher
“Anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out, the need to be rid of something or to get in touch with something within.”
-David Duchovny

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