I'm afraid of the unexpected

Whatever it is I'm aiming for, I'm constantly thinking of how it could go wrong - it's hard to remain positive when I'm unsure of what the future holds.

In the Moment

You can’t predict the future, so instead of worrying about things possibly turning out differently to how you expect, just focus on what you’re doing in the moment.

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Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking

Learn about the causes of feeling overwhelmed, helping to reframe negative thoughts and turn problems into solutions.

 

The book claims to “teach you the habits, actions, and mindsets to clean up the mental clutter that’s holding you back from living a meaningful life.”

 

So, give it a try and let us know if it works for you.

 

Written by S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport.

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The Calmer You Podcast

Hypnotherapist Chloe Bretheridge is on a mission to calm your brain down.

 

Shhhhhhhhhhhh.

 

Have a listen to her massive catalogue of episodes, featuring some fantastic interviewees plus suggestions and hacks for building confidence, being happier and ‘quieting your inner critic’.

 

Guests on the podcast come from the world of mental health, personal development, nutrition, medicine and many more – so there should hopefully be lots of these episodes that you find useful in some way or another.

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How To Actually Get Things Done (Implementation Intentions)

Everyone has had those sudden moments where they think “I’m going to change my ways, I’m going to do that tomorrow” and then the next day they wake up and decide “actually, nah I’ll do it another time”. It’s easy to do.

 

Common examples of these broken promises to ourselves would be; packing in the cigs, mustering the courage and mental perseverance to get a membership at the gym, waking up before 4:30pm on a Saturday. It’s easy to slip into a rhythm, one that might be stopping you from what you genuinely want to achieve.

 

This >10-minute video sets out was of actually doing things you set out to do, to get rid of unnecessary guilt and adopt positive and productive habits. Implementation intentions might just help you get that thing done.

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How to Challenge Your Negative Beliefs

Identify the negative beliefs you have about yourself, then challenge them. Instead of just letting them wash over you, confront them head-on.

 

Try writing down a few things that you know challenge these negative beliefs – could be anything from something nice someone has said about you, to a positive personal trait – and stick this list somewhere you’ll see it.

 

Keep adding to this list. It’ll get really long. And it’ll feel really good.

 

You could even frame your list, the opportunities are truly endless.

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Anxiety UK

Well-known charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

 

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)