Phobia, False Beliefs and Procrastination – The Physical Symptoms of Anxiety and Stress

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The physical symptoms of anxiety and stress are enough to knock anyone out. Do something about them before you are out for the count.

Nobody enjoys anxiety. And in some cases it can be debilitating. Reduce or even eliminate anxiety when you apply these techniques to your daily routine.

Fears, phobias, false beliefs and procrastination – these are just a few of the culprits that can cause anxiety. The trick to reducing or even eliminating anxiety is to identify the root cause and to change the belief surrounding it. In many cases anxiety is caused by thoughts and can be treated without medication and with effective life coaching.

Phobia is an overwhelming feeling of anxiety caused by a fear of specific situations or things, such as activities, animals, social settings or a confined space. The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the situation. Phobias disrupt daily life.

To overcome phobias one must determine the false belief associated with it, e.g., the bridge will collapse if I cross it, therefore it is unsafe. The image in the mind is very vivid and real. The mind cannot distinguish reality from fiction and when it sees the image – survival is a human instinct so it warns the body of the impending danger – it reacts with anxiety, which is a natural human response. The trick is to replace the negative image with a positive one.

False Beliefs can be misconceptions about one’s own capabilities. The belief has the power to build and destroy self-confidence. Low self-confidence can lead to avoiding experiences for fear of failure. The idea of trying something that may result in failure creates an extraordinary amount of stress. It opens the sweat glands and causes a whirlwind of excuses.

But these are the lessons that are invaluable and needed throughout life. It doesn’t matter if the outcome is positive or negative because in the end the lessons learned from the experience outweigh any experience, which doesn’t require much thought at all. A positive affirmation to counter any false beliefs will help to reduce stress.

Procrastination refers to putting off or delaying actions or tasks until some time in the future. It is a way of not having to deal with the outcome of a particular situation because the image in the mind is a negative one. So the natural human response is to jolt the body with anxiety, warning it of the impending danger.

It is another false belief represented by an image in the mind. The truth of the situation is on the other side. Change the image in the mind and deal with whatever is being avoided – now. Habitual procrastination will turn into guilt.