Sometimes, anxiety can make us feel like we can’t cope or that we shouldn’t do certain things or something bad will happen. This can be good in some situations when there is real danger such as confronting a snake or driving recklessly. But it can be totally uncalled for in situations where our minds are just making things seem worse than they really are such as going for an interview or interacting with other people.
With these powerful mindset shifts, you’ll learn how to cope when anxiety feels overwhelming and stops you from doing things that are important to you.
Ask yourself “What Is The Worst That Can Happen?”
When you’re anxious, it can be very hard to think straight or approach things from a logical standpoint. As a result, you may predict that bad things are going to happen in the future or things will not go as planned. One good question you can ask yourself when anxiety feels overwhelming is: “What is the worst that can happen?”. When you ask yourself this question, you’ll discover that even if the worst thing happens, it won’t be as bad as you think. Another thing to bear in mind is that you will always be okay no matter what happens. Also remind yourself that you won’t die no matter how overwhelming the situation may seem at first. In fact, you will actually learn from it and know what to do next time.
Even If You Can’t Control Outside Events, You Have Control Over Your Mind
No matter how scary a situation may seem, you should always have it at the back of your mind that you can always set goals on how you want that situation to turn out. For example, if you’re anxious about going for an interview, you can always prepare to ask interesting questions during the interview. You can also breathe deeply to calm your nerves and relax.
While you may not be able to control how the interviewers react to you, bear it in mind that you can always control how you react and increase the chances of getting the job. You can always apply this principle to other aspect of your life in which you may feel anxious about.
This is one powerful mindset that can help boost your confidence and make you feel less anxious of your abilities. Practicing gratitude means acknowledging the good things in your life instead of focusing on the things that are absent. Try to be passionate and grateful for what you have. When you do this, you will succeed in reminding yourself that your life is better that what you thought it was.
Your Character Is More Important Than How People Perceive You
It can liberating to know that the way that you are matters more than what people think about you. Your focus should be more on whether you are achieving your goals and you are living according to your values and not if people approve of you or not. So, stop asking yourself questions like “Would they think this if I do that?”; “How would they perceive me if I do this?” Instead, focus on doing the right things, and you’ll be less anxious about the opinions of others.
When adopting these mindsets, you’ll start noticing differences in your anxiety and understand that no matter what happens you will be okay.