New Way to Manage Anxiety, Practise Gratitude and Finding Your Happy Place 💭 

Hey friends 👋🏻

 

How are we feeling?

 

To be honest with you, I hit a slight rut this week and lost focus of my goals.

 

I’m not a fan of “new year resolution”, and I’m not talking about giving up going to the gym by mid February.

 

The truth is, some goal outcomes are not under my control. When growth isn’t linear, there will be long periods you’re just shouting into the void, hustling in the dark without getting immediate feedback.

 

This is where I am at now.

 

But that’s okay – you know how the saying goes: trust the process.

 

In times like this, it’s good to focus on process-oriented goals instead – a.k.a. measure your success by your input, e.g. working out 4x per week, or writing 1,000 words every day, since there is no guarantee whether you can achieve 15% of body fat percentage or become the best-selling author by the end of year.

 

Trust the process, and make it fun.

Today in 5 minutes or less, you’ll learn:

✔️ How to actually be less anxious

✔️ You’re very blessed

✔️ How to build healthy and enjoyable routine at a low cost

Doable ideas 💭

Sometimes labelling is good… 🤔

 

In my line of work, I teach my young clients to name their emotions often.

 

When we give something a name, our brain starts to make sense of it.

 

Instead of being soaked in “feeling something”, we can call it out, and do something about it.

 

But most of us as adults don’t do that enough.

 

Say I’m generally an anxious person.

 

If I try to label this emotion, it would be something like “fear of the unknown” that leads to “tendency to overplan in order to seek control”.

 

This week I came across a good way to think of anxiety:

 

Anxiety is unfocused fear.

 

So if we learn to call our fears out, assess the possibility of the worst case scenario and brainstorm solutions to mitigate it, we can turn our fears to focused action taking.

 

Remember, thinking leads to action. overthinking leads to inaction.

Reflections 🪞

List 5 things you’re grateful for.

 

If any of the 5 things involves a person, go tell them.

 

Express love and gratitude, V-day or not. 💛


Mindfulness 🧘🏻‍♀️

Coffee. Daylight. Exercising in the park. Journaling. Learning something new.

 

What are your happy places?

 

I define happy place as any activity that you enjoy doing, gets you into a flow state and brings you some kind of benefit (physical or emotional).

 

Once I found them, I scheduled them in my routine as regular as possible to keep me healthy and sane.

 

If you’re interested in building a healthy and enjoyable routine in an economic way 🤑, check out my latest video here 👇🏻

Ideas Worth Pondering 🧠

What we can do is limit and expand our perspective to whatever will keep us calmest and most ready for the task at hand.
– Ryan Holiday

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