Anxiety: When distraction just isn’t enough

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If you are feeling a little nervous, a bit edgy or even slightly anxious then distraction may well help to take away those feelings. Changing what you are focussing on by finding something else to do – a hobby for instance – can work in the short term but just distracting yourself usually won’t work long term.

When distraction just isn’t enough

When I was diagnosed with anxiety, depression and stress I would often try to distract myself from those feelings, those thoughts and yet my mind would wander back to them – distraction simply was not enough.

To make matters worse I found it really difficult, virtually impossible in fact, to distract myself when I was in the midst of a full on anxiety episode. At those points I honestly couldn’t have found a way to distract myself because my mind felt like it was all over the place and I was losing control.

It took more than just distraction

When I finally found the way out, the way to recovery I found that it would take more than just distracting myself when I felt anxious, depressed or stressed. I found that what I needed to do was break down the patterns that were causing those feelings.

Distraction assumes (incorrectly) that the patterns are running just in your mind and yet anxiety is so much more than that. Anxiety runs patterns, subconscious patterns, through your body and nervous system as well as your mind…….think about it for a second……

Think about it for a second……

When you are feeling really anxious or in the middle of a panic attack is it just your mind that feels that way? No, of course it isn’t! You start to get physical symptoms as well don’t you…….. shortness of breath, tightening of the chest, heart palpitations, shaking, sweating, tightness of muscles……… do I need to go on?

The use of distraction in the mind does not help with the physical symptoms of anxiety because it does nothing to break down those patterns. Breaking the subconscious patterns that run through the body, nervous system AND the mind is the only way to truly beat and anxiety!

It’s time to learn more……..

I would love to tel you, teach you more about how to stop those anxious feelings once and for all so I am holding a FREE Live Webinar that I am inviting you to. All you have to do is click the picture below and fill in your details on the Sign Up form. I’ll send you an email with all the details so that you can join the webinar.

Anxiety recovery webinar

At the end of the webinar I will also be holding a Q & A session where you can type in your question and get it answered live, right there and then.

The more you learn the easier it becomes……

The one truth I found about suffering with anxiety, depression and stress was the more that I found about it the more I could do about it and therefore the easier it bacame to overcome it

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About Graham

Graham Nicholls is a Professional Coach, Author and Expert in Human Behavioural Patterns who helps his clients to make their lives better.
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