Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Ultimate Anxiety Cure: Gratitude

Liz: Rockin' Her TCU/Texas Passion
Anxiety? I deal with it (as I know we all do!) but I wanted to share the most positive ways I've learned to overcome it when it rears it's ugly head! 
Spending time worrying about things you cannot control is like praying to the devil. It's not empowering and it never helps. So one of the first things I always say when I'm overwhelmed with worry (that drives my anxiety) is to "stop. drop.& pray"! 

The next thing I do is to proactively replace worry and anxiety with GRATITUDE.  

Here are some ways to practice replacing anxiety with gratitude:

1) Think of 3 things you are grateful for right now. As soon as you begin to feel anxious, immediately intercept that feeling by thinking of 3 things you are so happy that you have. 

Research shows that gratitude can make us healthier physically and emotionally. It can help lower stress, boost our immune system, and even help you sleep better.

2) Go where you are loved. There are enough energy vampires out there, so make sure the people you allow into your world are loving and supportive. Remember: you control who is in your life. You can welcome people in as quickly as you can show them there is a choice.

3) Lift someone up. Get out of your own head and find someone who needs support and give it to them. By helping others we immediately shift the focus from our problems. We are able to take a step back and reframe our own situation, and by that point our anxiety has often subsided.

I hope these tips were helpful. Remember, gratitude always wins! 

And keep moving forward....don't get stuck and put your head in the sand (I'm very guilty of this in the past) Give it to God and do your part to work on solutions and moving forward. 


Que's additional note: I would never give out a women's age but trust me, whatever age you would guess Liz Smith is in the picture above, add about 10-15 years! Doesn't she look amazing!!! It is all due to her usage and representation (as a Consultant) of Rodan+Fields skincare! Click here for a link to her Rodan+Fields page.

Otherwise, you can find more information on Liz below:

"keep'n it chic"
Liz Smith
award winning event planner & beach event specialist
liz smith events LLC 
The Knots Best of Weddings 2012 award     Wedding Wire Rated     Recently nominated  one of Tampa Bay's Best Event Planners        

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