Sticks and stones may break your bones but words will make you nervous. Well, if you let them anyway.
If you tell yourself the wrong things about anxiety symptoms over and over they tend to get more tenacious. This makes the words you choose to describe your anxiety symptoms super important.
That’s exactly what happened to me. When I first encountered anxiety symptoms I didn’t know what they were so I ended up associating threatening words with the symptoms I was experiencing.
This was a horrible mistake that a lot of rookie neurotics make. I’m sure you’ve probably done this too.
When anxiety symptoms strike the first few times it tends to leave you speechless and fumbling in your mind for an answer. So naturally you start making stuff up as to why you’re dying all of a sudden.
Palpitations turn into heart attacks, headaches into brain tumors, and racing thoughts into pure insanity.
But the words you choose to describe your anxiety symptoms, especially in the beginning, play a huge role in how your relationship with anxiety will play out.
In today’s episode of The Anxiety Guru Show I discuss my theory on why we tend to use threatening words to describe anxiety symptoms and how you can turn this around to help yourself regain control.
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