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Anxiety Signals Are Helpful But Not Directions

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“Convince yourself that worrying about many situations will make them worse rather than improve them.” —Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 174


Anxiety Is Also Worry

  • Anxiety is also known as apprehension, concern, disquiet, distress, doubt, dread, fretfulness, fussiness, jitters, misgivings, mistrust, neediness, nervousness, panic, restlessness, uncertainty, unease, and more.
  • Most of the names and descriptions for anxiety only indicate problems when they are accompanied by modifiers such as: acute, always, deep, demanding, excessive, extreme, fierce, harsh, intense, over the top, and others.

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Stop Relying on Anxiety to Choose Your Responses

  • Listen to your anxiety, but then make your choices with your heart and mind.
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Stop Making Choices with Anxiety & Worry


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Anxiety Signals Are to Be Valued & Limited

  • Anxiety signals from your environment help you to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • You want to pay attention to anxiety signals to become aware of danger and threat.
  • Often, anxiety signals from your heart and mind are imaginary and not worth your time.
  • Often, anxiety signals from your heart and mind are just about ego and pride.
  • You want to learn to stop making false anxiety signals and to value real anxiety (danger) signals.

Anxiety Choices Are to Be Avoided

  • Anxiety choices are effective choices if they are instinctual like avoiding a car crash.
  • However, technically that is not the anxiety making the choice but the survival instinct. And the survival instinct chose the “flight” response as the best option, not the anxiety.
  • Anxiety choices can be effective if they have been programmed over time for effectiveness as a combat soldier might learn to do.
  • However, the anxiety will not be making the choices but only triggering them.
  • Anxiety choices are usually to flee (avoid, escape), and this is not always practical, realistic, or warranted.
  • Anxiety choices based on ego pain, emotional hurt, and feelings of being slighted are nearly always foolish and counterproductive.

Use Your Senses, Feelings, & Thoughts

  • Anxiety should be relied upon mainly as a signal about danger and threat, not as a choice mechanism.
  • Use your heart and mind to find the solutions and responses that are the most appropriate.
  • You do not want to run from a five-year-old because they might throw mud at you.
  • You do not want to respond to loud noises with panic unless you are a newborn infant.
  • Use reason, logic, problem-solving, and coping to make your choices, not anxiety.

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