April 30, 2021


Anyone that’s ever experienced high levels of anxiety will be painfully aware of the fact that your mind often has you concerned about things that aren’t really worthy of your concern.

It will even have you thinking things that you know aren’t true.

However, this isn’t an indicator of mental illness or a genetic flaw or a chemical imbalance.
It’s simply the way we, as human beings, learn.
We have a bad experience that creates a negative connection with something and from that moment on we can sometimes struggle to simply stop being concerned about it.

That’s the natural part.
We all do it.

The unhelpful part is how we often react to that response.
The unhelpful part is when we decide to beat ourselves up about how we feel.
The unhelpful part is treating our own mind as our enemy just because it is working too hard to protect us.

There’s something you can do today to calm your anxiety response.

When you are concerned about something (or nothing) and you feel your response is unnecessary and exaggerated just accept that there’s is a part of you that is still unsure about how best to help you.

That’s ok.
Don’t correct that part by shouting at it or chastising it. Don’t treat it like the antagonist in your story.

We can only teach others (and ourselves) if we care about that education.
So, no matter what it is telling you, your mind is not your enemy.
It’s just a part of you that cares about you and perhaps needs guidance.
That guidance is always best delivered with patience and love.

If you do that...then next time that part of you might just get it right.

By: Tim Box

The Control System | Master

April 30, 2021
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