Continuing on with our new Mobile Musings podcast series every Thursday here on Beyond Your Past Radio, I’m sharing some thoughts around the topic of Interrupting Anxious Thoughts.

How do we actually interrupt an anxious thought in the first place; and why is it important to develop this skill? On that note, it is indeed something that needs to be practiced and fostered over time since we are actually retraining our minds to stop using those old, negative, programmed, default responses that no longer serve us. Interrupting anxious thoughts comes in especially handy when you feel like you need to prepare for the worst case scenario all the time; trying to cover all the bases. By interrupting and reframing that thought process, you can greatly reduce anxiety.

What about reframing emotional responses? How does anxiety try and use your emotions against you? One reason is that it loves to live in an emotional mind, making it much easier to gain and keep a hold of us, which ultimately perpetuates the very actions, reactions, and mindsets we are trying to change.

I talk about a current example in my own life, and how anxiety could very easily take a medical challenge I’m facing, and turn it into a worry-fest. An opportunity for me to stay up all night, overthinking, researching, and worrying myself over things I have no control over.

There’s a lot more in store in this episode of our new Mobile Musings series, so be sure and check it out and see what you think. If you’d like to send us a message and tell us what you think, we’d love to hear from you.

 

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