You probably already know that anxiety can wreak havoc on your health and overall well-being, but that's not all it can do. It can also kill prosperity before it ever has a chance to reach you.
To understand how, think of prosperity in terms of energy. When there's positive energy flowing through you, that's prosperity. The energy may come in different forms - like money, love, happiness, peace, fulfillment, or joy - but no matter what form it takes, the energy is there. You can feel it making your life better.
Unfortunately, though, anxiety can stop this wonderful energy from flowing freely through your life!
Take a second to think about your garden hose. Normally, water flows through it just fine. But if you grab onto the hose and squeeze it, the water won't be able to flow like it should. Squeeze it tightly enough and you won't see any water flowing out of it. The only way to get the water flowing again is to relax your grip.
This solution works with your garden hose, and fortunately, it also works with the anxiety that's plaguing you.
When you're caught in the tight grip of anxiety, you don't think clearly. Your thoughts may be cloudy or completely scattered. Either way, they're dominated by one emotion - fear. If you've got fear flowing through your mind, it's going to affect the way you act. Even worse, it's going to determine what kind of energy you're sending out to the universe.
Know what happens then?
The universe will send you more of the stuff you're focusing on - fear and anxiety. Before you know it, your entire life is caught up in this vicious cycle.
How do you prevent this from happening?
- Pay close attention to your thoughts.
Feelings like fear, tension, frustration, depression, and hopelessness can quickly become habitual. They can creep into your mind without you thinking twice about it. If that sounds like you, make a conscious effort to stop. When those thoughts pop up, force yourself to think about something else that's more positive and constructive.
- Do more of the things you love.
It's hard to dwell on fear and anxiety when you're doing things that make you feel good. Not only will this crowd out the negative feelings, but it will help you send a more positive energy out into the universe - meaning you'll attract even more positive energy in return.
- Make gratitude a habit.
Spend a couple of minutes each day thinking about the things in life that you're grateful to have. Think about the people you love and the things that are going right in your life. Say a quick "thank you" for each of them so that your mind can focus on appreciation instead of anxiety.
Meditation or deep relaxation can help you control your mood and mindset. You can even create your own mantra - something that you can say to yourself to instantly trigger more peaceful thoughts. It may seem silly at first to whisper things like "Om", "Peace", or "Relax" to yourself, but as time goes on, you'll see just how powerful a mantra can be.
Unfortunately, it's impossible to eliminate all anxiety from your life. No matter how strong and positive, we all feel tense or frustrated at times. There will always be things in life that you have no control over; that's life.
But if you make a conscious effort to fight anxiety when it creeps up, you'll win the battle. Pay attention to your body. It will let you know when anxiety is starting to spiral. Then, when your body signals that there's a problem, take a moment to consider whether or not it's something you can control.
If you do have some control over the issue, take the necessary steps to solve it as fast as you can. If you don't have any control over the situation, do your best to set it aside. That may seem hard, but the sooner you can release yourself from anxiety's clutches, the sooner you'll be able to invite more prosperity into your life!
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