Changing your Mindset to Overcome Anxiety

You probably words “be the change you want to see in the world”. It’s cliche, but so true. I believe our words have infinite power over our minds.

I know the modern life pressure is immense. Work, finances, relationships, well being. The struggle is real. I know. And of course, it’s impossible to be happy 24/07.

I actually cringe every time I see someone smiling all the time or You see people on social media portraying an “unreal” lifestyle that it’s impossible to achieve for many of us. It doesn’t help at all.

To be honest, I believe we need to go through some bad mood sometimes to have a more positive outlook of life. However, it’s also necessary to give that “bad mood” a “deadline”.

Or it will turn against you. Life is unfair. We do need to learn how to deal with the moments of unfairness and make the most of the fair moments.On the other hand, some people can also use social media and Internet to share some valuable tips about keeping a positive attitude.

So, here are some important thoughts on keeping a more positive attitude toward life in general.

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#1 Stick to the plan, not to the mood

I’m paraphrasing a good friend of mine here. But these are the most important words I have heard/learnt this year so far. This is definitely a simple and effective exercise to deal with stress and anxiety with a friend.

Let’s start the day making some lists of tasks that you would like to complete. Don’t pressure yourself, but try to tick most of the items of this list to follow the plan. Not the mood.

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#2 Keep away from negativity

Yes, that’s a serious one! There is no secret that avoiding negativity from people and any kind of environments can be the first great step to deal with anxiety and stress.

People like to moan, and it doesn’t matter if their glass are half or totally empty; it’s not your problem. Negativity drags your mood down. This is not what you need when looking for a better mindset.

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#3 Look for professional help

Sometimes, even leaving the bed becomes the most difficult task of the day. We all have limitations. So why not looking for some professional help? Did you know are people out there trained tochange our attitudesto become a better person?

These professionals use techniques and tools to show us how to fight our own problems with a more positive attitude. That’s great!

I’ve just heard about NLP training courses recently, but it’s around for quite a long time. NLP – Neuro Linguistic Programming helps to understand how people organise their behaviour, thoughts, language and feelings.

These curses will provide you training to improve your communication, overcome phobias, control your state, clear negative thoughts and feelings, among other practices. It is a valuable tool to bring people’s confidence back and motivates us through difficult times.

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#4 Celebrate Small Victories

 Remember that list of tasks that I mentioned in the beginning? That’s it. Every single item of this is important for achieving a better mindset.

It doesn’t matter if your personal victory was about climbing the Mount Everest or leaving your bed to go for a walk around the block. Every single step is still an important step in this battle, and it certainly will change your mood. Day by day.



Simone Ribeiro
I'm a Brazilian journalist based in West Midlands. In Brazil, I have worked with International Trade and Logistics publications.

Now in the UK, I keep writing and I dedicate myself to a new project : Midlands Trade - a blog focused on business in Europe and Brazil. It's also supporting small businesses throughout the #MeetTheBusiness.

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