You can transform your worried state.

by | May 27, 2020

You can transform your worried state.
You can transform your worried state.

If you’re anxious, try these simple at-home interventions:

1. Distinguish the facts on the ground from fear-inducing media messages with hypothetical charts and graphs of future doom. Be informed but don’t watch the news all day.

2. Close your eyes and breathe very slowly and deeply for five minutes. You can also Google breathing exercises that calm you.

3. Combine deep breathing with yoga. Google yoga lessons on YouTube.

4. Exercise at home.

5. Finish your hot shower with a cold shower.

6. Process your state of mind:

You’re more than your anxious feeling; it’s just one part of you.

Become aware of this part. Observe it. Study it.

Visualize it as a character, and dialogue with it.

Ask it the details of its fears and worries.

Then respond to it with the wisdom you imagine a wise sage would offer.

Have a daily dialogue with this scared part of yourself, but don’t identify with it. Instead of willingly participating in it, use your awareness and strength to calm and reassure it.

Dr. Zwig
©2023 Dr. Adam Zwig

Meet Dr. Adam Zwig—psychologist, musician, podcaster, author, and educator. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology, has had 9 Top Ten hit singles on the U.S Adult Contemporary charts, and is an internationally renowned workshop leader and lecturer. He has been featured on Billboard, SiriusXM Radio, CBS Radio, and many other stations, and in People Magazine, SPIN, Pollstar, and many other publications. Dr. Zwig has released 7 albums, and his music can be heard on National TV, including NBC, Fox, and Fuel TV. He has more than 160 million views on YouTube, over half a million social media followers, and has scored in the top 10% of rock artists streamed on Spotify in 2022. His forthcoming book, Your Problem Is Your Teacher, shows how life problems are not pathological but rather personal growth processes trying to happen. His podcast, The Dr. Zwig Show, posts new episodes every Wednesday.

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