We already knew this but the recent TX school shooting is another reminder that mental health is a major concern in America.
I want to preface this post by saying that the information I am about to present is not a replacement for psychiatry services or therapy, but the tools mentioned can make a drastic difference in a person’s life and challenges with mental health.
In fact, I believe mental health is often tied to some kind of trauma someone experienced at some point in their lives and most of us have experienced something that left a scar.
This is something very personal, but I remember the nights when I had to escape my own apartment from my then abusive alcoholic husband and sleep in my car while it was freezing outside, then sneak inside in the morning while he was passed out to get ready for work and go to work… I actually remember one particular night when a skunk and its kits woke me up because one of the kits had fallen in the storm drain and the mother was crying and desperately trying to get her kit out. My heart felt for her as I pondered on my own crazy life.
As I continued my life journey, I’ve come to understand that we become what we think about, we become the thoughts that we internalize. Why? Because once internalized, those thoughts then control us. So whatever I was thinking and feeling about that situation would either perpetuate that cycle or break it. This is particularly important for people that feel anxious, some level of depression or other negative feelings.
Trace it back to your thoughts: your feelings are an expression of your thoughts and the beautiful thing is that you can choose your thoughts, though it takes practice.
In fact, anxiety results from worry and doubt that we have. Those thoughts, when internalized, create a vibration that results in anxiety and when anxiety is suppressed, it leads to depression. Bob Proctor has explained this extensively in some of his videos so feel free to check them out.
The key in changing how you feel is to really to control your thoughts by understanding how the mind works and how it affects your emotions and behavior. We are always in control because we can choose our thoughts. If you really want to shift your anxiety, it is essential you understand how the mind works and how we internalize our thoughts. It is essential to understand the power that is within us and that we are able to create our own reality and to truly change the way we feel.
Whatever is causing you anxiety, go back to the root and look at what you have been worried about. There is always an opposite. Taking control involves recognizing that there are always opposites and you are able to choose what you want to think. You have the ability to think and view the situation that is bothering you as “healed” or playing out in its ideal course. And when you do so, you change what happens in your life and the way you feel.
If you want to embark on a journey of growth and change, learn to really understand yourself and how to take control of your emotions, just send me a message! Discover your own strength!
Coaching transformed me and it can do the same for you! You deserve to feel happy, radiant, strong and just good all around. And you deserve it now. To a beautiful new life!