There are many reasons why people remain trapped in the cycle of anxiety. If you are relying on medication, herbs, vitamins, or so-called secret remedies or magic cures, your anxiety will remain underneath the surface. These treatments do not treat anxiety; they only temporary numb your symptoms. However, the biggest reason you are still trapped in the cycle of anxiety is because you are still living a very anxious and stressful life. What this means is that you are still producing anxiety and that anxiety is affecting your body.
Over the years that I have been studying anxiety, I have realized that the biggest anxiety trap for many sufferers is the fear of what could be happening to them. This is the fear of your anxiety symptoms. Anxiety continues in some cases because of the fear of its symptoms. By fearing anxiety symptoms you are only increasing stress and tension in your life which makes your condition worse. The first step in breaking the anxiety cycle is to stop being afraid of your symptoms. It takes time and does not happen overnight, but the moment you get it right your life will start changing for the better.
Instead of worrying about your symptoms and feelings, you have to learn about how these symptoms and feelings are being produced. Your symptoms are being produced by your anxiety condition. Your fearful way of life is what’s producing these symptoms. Instead of being afraid of your symptoms, you should ask yourself, “Why am I so afraid? Why is there so much fear in my life?” By getting to the root cause of your fear and anxiety, you will be able to recover from your anxiety condition.
About Tawanda Chirenda
Tawanda Chirenda is an anxiety-transformation and resilience-building coach, speaker and founder of The Willing Student Method, a program that helps individuals overcome anxiety, build resilience and live a happier, more purpose-filled life as a result. Although Tawanda is now a resilience-building coach, he came to it the long, hard way, through many years of struggling with anxiety, failure, and helplessness. At the age of 25, Tawanda was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder that drastically affected his normal functioning and everyday life. Through a willingness to learn, grow and change, Tawanda was able to successfully recover from this condition and regain his healthy and productive life. Tawanda has been fully recovered for more than 7 years now and he is a much stronger person than before. You can connect with Tawanda on Twitter and Facebook or visit his website, www.thewillingstudent.com, to learn more about his work.