Your body feels awful when you’re experiencing anxiety. You may have feelings such as nausea, a racing heart and difficulty breathing. When these feelings are left unchecked, they can spiral out of control. Some symptoms of anxiety even resemble the signs of a heart attack.
A new year is a perfect time to think about renewal and change. Many of us repeat behavior patterns without even realizing that we’re on auto-pilot. Being on auto-pilot is comfortable and easy, but it’s also easy to fall into behaviors that are ultimately self-destructive. When you want to become the best you can be and live authentically, it’s time to take a look at your default mode. The things you do every day may need to change. Here are some things you can do to start making these positive changes.2017
Who said it’s the most wonderful time of the year? Grumpy people, family dynamics, crowded stores, too much to do, and an over-stretched pocketbook may create a recipe for stress. You may be feeling guilty for not being joyous enough about the season—or maybe you’re overwhelmed and want it to be January already. Don’t resign yourself to the stress.
Ever wonder why anxiety and worry are so prevalent in our society? Simply put, worrying is part of being human. From an evolutionary perspective, there is good reason for this. Back when we were cave people, pessimism and negative thoughts were necessary to our survival. Ten thousand years ago, we only trusted people in our tribe, worried about what foods could be eaten, and what animals to steer clear of. So, please don’t worry that you worry too much! We are descended from worriers. Those who fretted and ruminated the most were far more likely to survive.