Mental Gym Technique That Helps You Deal With Anxiety
Master how to confront your anxiety so you can live happier in the moment
We all know that exercise is good for our body. We want to stay healthy, lose weight and keep our physical fitness.
That explains why we spend billions of dollars every year on health clubs and the gym industry.
In 2019, for example, an average American spent $270 per month on health and fitness. The global health club and gym industry made a whopping $98.7 billion in revenue.
Even though we’re doing everything we can to stay physically healthy, a lot of people are suffering from stress, anxiety, and mental health issues.
According to the 2022 Stress in America Survey, 81% of people see rising “global uncertainty” as a major source of stress and anxiety. Also, 73% feel overwhelmed by the number of crises across the world, with 63% saying their lives have been “forever changed” by Covid-19.
So, how do we keep mentally fit? How do you build the “mental muscles” that can help you manage negative emotions? How do you alleviate stress and anxieties?
It turns out that the ability to deal with fear and manage anxieties is a superpower you and I need to flourish.
The good news, however, is that you can take steps to manage anxiety and protect your mental health and well-being. And at the heart of it is the practice of mindful awareness.
Mindfulness involves training your mind to focus on the present. It’s about paying attention to what’s going on now rather than stressing about what’s in the past or future.
According to research, practicing mindfulness helps to keep the mind from wandering. It makes you less reactive to stressful situations. A meta-analysis of 39 research, for example, shows that it also lower anxiety.
Practicing mindfulness is similar to going to a “mental gym.”
Because, much as physical exercise helps you develop stronger muscles, mindfulness training is like taking your…