UNITED STATES—Celebrities: How To Stop The Vicious Cycle Of Worry And Fear In Your Life
Do you know of any celebrities, family members, or friends who are stuck in the vicious cycle of fear, worry, and anxiety?
It can be difficult to watch someone you care about struggle and not be able to help stop their constant suffering and pain.
As a result, here are some suggestions on how to stop the endless cycle of worry and fear in one’s life.
- Get to the source of your worries: The best way to stop the cycle of worry and fear in your life is to find out the source of your fears and worries. A person can find the source of their fears by doing some self-reflection and also by talking to a mental health professional. Asking yourself questions such as “Why am I so anxious?” will help you find out why your stressed out.
- Find ways that will overcome your fears: Once you find out why you’re anxious, the next step is to find the solutions that will address your fears. With the help of a professional, find possible solutions that will effectively address and help manage your fears and anxieties. By doing this, your fears will become less powerful and your cycle of worry and fear will be easier to manage.
- Think of a red stop sign: When you feel that you’re starting to worry, think of a red stop sign which will serve as a reminder to stop worrying. A person can then try to think of something positive to replace the worrisome thoughts that they may be having. With some practice, you will be better able to stop the cycle of worry before it starts.
- Focus on the facts of your current situation and not on your thoughts: When people are anxious, they rely on their fearful, depressing, and negative thoughts. Your fearful thoughts are exaggerated and are not based on reality. When you are depressed, focus on the facts of your current situation and not on what you think.
- Learn from your experiences: In every anxiety-related situation you experience, begin to learn what works, what doesn’t work, and what you need to improve on in managing your fears and anxieties. For instance, you have a lot of anxiety and you decide to take a walk to help you feel better. The next time you feel anxious you can remind yourself that you got through it the last time by taking a walk.
- Surround yourself with supportive people: In many cases, your friends and family may mean well, however, they can make things worse by arguing with you or by giving out their opinions which can do more harm than good. Always follow the advice from the professionals rather than everyone else in your life.
- Tell your loved ones to learn about your issues: Your loved ones could talk to a counselor or go to a support group to learn about your struggles. They won’t know the pain your suffering but they will be better able to help you. Your main goal is to get your life back on track; its not to please others.
Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear.” For more free and valuable mental health advice for celebrities and others, visit the Article and Blog Section of Stan’s website at http://www.managingfear.com/
Written By Stan Popovich