Reframing Thoughts: Change a Thought, Change Anxiety
Monday, December 9 2013 Tanya J. Peterson, MS, NCC
"Anxiety" is a very broad term, encompassing many different experiences. In addition to situational anxiety, there are a variety of anxiety disorders that disrupt people's lives. All are different, but all share a crucial aspect: they affect our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and each anxiety disorder has the power to knock us completely off course.
Yes, anxiety, no matter the type, can be quite disruptive. Thankfully, you are stronger and more powerful than your anxiety. Really. It's true. Anxiety might knock you down, but you can get back up and step around it.
Do you like the thought, or do you want to change it? How can you look at something differently?
This is known as reframing. Pay attention to your anxiety. Consider why you're anxious. What thoughts and beliefs can help you overcome the anxiety in the moment?
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