Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind

by Judson Brewer

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Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind

by Judson Brewer


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  • One Day at a Time

    As you slowly pick up the tools to help you better deal with your anxiety, remind yourself to take it one step at a time. If you’re overly focused on the main goal, which might be to not be affected by anxiety anymore, you open yourself up to the risk of getting more anxious. Instead, ask yourself i

  • Curiosity is a Tool

    One way you can help yourself to untangle your anxiety is by using curiosity as a tool. By thinking of your situation when you’re anxious as a puzzle to be solved, you can gain a better understanding of it and change your opinion of what’s going on. Being interested in something, as children tend to

  • Be Kinder to Yourself

    Rome wasn’t built in a day. Similarly, you cannot expect to miraculously become not anxious anymore after learning to improve your coping methods. It’s normal to feel like you’re stuck and not moving forward. Negative self-talk and viewing yourself in a bad light is a loop of its own. You need to l

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