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How does anxiety work?

  All the worry, over analysing things, fear, panic, jumpiness, and so on has a single function. The job of anxiety is to keep us on high-alert to any possible danger. Fear keeps us safe. We’re not born with many fears, but we learn lots of them. Whenever we feel we might be in danger that activates our self-preservation system. The fear reaction uses our body to ready us for a crisis. We get a knot in the stomach, or perhaps a tight chest. We might sweat, feel faint, or find we’re shaking. All these are responses that come from our fight/flight systems coming online. Our thoughts race. Rapid thinking is good in a real crisis but makes concentration and good long-term decision making harder. We also see all the…
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Most people with Anxiety don’t realise what it is.

Constant worry, imagining everything will be hard or go wrong. Holding on to what was said and going over it and over it again. Lying awake unable to sleep with the mind racing, waking early with worry, feeling overwhelmed, the list goes on. These are all signs that can be present with anxiety. I lived decades of anxiety myself, before finding the help that got me over it. The big problem wasn’t how to get over it. It was the fact that I didn’t understand what was going on in my life. I assumed Anxiety was something that happened to other people. Most sufferers of anxiety feel ‘It’s just how I am’, ‘I’m lazy’, ‘I’m stupid, I’m not as good as other people’, ‘Sure that can do that, but I…
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We’re here! Day 100! (Went out on Facebook at the time so just uploading here for compleatness) Thanks for all the support and encouragement along the way! I really appreciate it all. It feels great to be posting this and it has made life a lot better. This is the 1st time I’ve done 100 days of something in this way. It feels great to look back on this with a sense of completion. It also feels great to keep benefiting from the improvements in life. Wherever you are in life… there are things that can make things better. Many are free like this was. Try for better. Thanks again, John Find them all here: https://www.facebook.com/JohnPrendergastCoaching/
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Day 43

Day 43

Day 43 had a lot of walking, mostly thanks to a day's travel.   However, at the end of 12 hours travelling I was much more alert than I would have expected. Happily sat down to do my yoga feeling grateful both for a great seminar in London and how I'm feeling.   See you tomorrow for day 44. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_egPf4yCxs&feature=youtu.be[/embed]   Hope you're having a great week, John
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