The Six Steps for Controlling Your Anxiety IQ Doodle explores six steps you can take that will help you to better manage and control your emotional responses when facing uncertain or unfamiliar situations.
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1) Recognize Symptoms of Anxiety
Anxiety manifests as an unpleasant feeling about uncontrollable and unavoidable future circumstances.
- Trouble concentrating
- Irrational worries
2) Observe Your Behavior
Be very mindful of your thoughts, self-talk, mood and the irrational beliefs that are currently clouding your judgment.
3) Focus on the Present Moment
Breathe deeply and concentrate on the present moment. Focus on all the things that are within your control.
What is working for me?
What’s within my direct control?
4) Put Things into Perspective
Recognize that your anxiety is a result of how you are imagining this situation.
How do I know that this will actually happen?
How could this become a positive experience?
5) Optimize Your Body Language
How you use your body affects how you feel. Take time to put yourself into a more optimal state-of-mind.
- Wear a big smile.
- Talk with confidence.
- Straighten your back.
- Move with purpose.
6) Start Taking Control
Train yourself to work through your anxiety gradually in small doses over time. Using visualization can also be of tremendous value.