8 Ways Being Mindful Can Reduce Anxiety

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Mindful thinking is a savior; it helps you realize that no scenario or circumstance is hard to overcome if you truly are in control of your own mind and actions.

How can being mindful help with reducing anxiety and in turn, increase your self-growth?

Let’s take a look:

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Additionally, here a few quick and actionable tips that can also help you get more out of your life.

Being patient

Good things come with time, and also with a lot of patience. Impatience can often be the enemy that drives you crazy and stresses you out. As we all know, life doesn’t always work in our favor. Sometimes, waiting for the right moment and right opportunity is a better way to deal with things. Impatience makes you anxious and keeps you on the edge. When you’ve mastered the art of being patient and resilient, you will notice how things are falling into place smoothly.

 Being open minded

When you become open to change and learn to accept different perspectives for the same situation, you also get to see and analyze many possible outcomes. Especially in times of contingency, it’s very important to be open-minded, to avoid feeling overwhelmed or stressed out. Stress is sometimes the main cause for anxiety to start acting up, which results in the mind shutting down and struggling to make logical decisions. Keep an open mind and watch how things just flow, without too much effort.

Being conscious, always

How essential is it to be conscious at all times? What does being aware and alert do for a person? The answer is simple; when you are self-conscious and aware, at least as much as your mind allows you to be, you’re cutting down the margin for unnecessary errors and also helping yourself grow as an individual. Someone who is conscious, not just physically but also mentally, is someone who can deal with any scenario that comes his/her way and does not need to struggle or ramble through problems. A solution is easier to find when your mind is aware of what its goal is.

Being self-critical

Before taking into consideration any judgment that might come from a third person, learn to be your own judge.

When you are critical of your decisions and any possible mistakes you’ve made, instead of looking at the negative side of it, you learn to make the most of it. Who understands you better than yourself? No one. Our well-wishers and loved ones will always advise us, advise that we must definitely keep in mind, but when you are your own judge and critic, the path looks a lot more clear.

Being self-loving

Love yourself, at all times and in all situations. Why is this so important? Why is self-love advocated in such abundance?

Good things always begin from within. When you love yourself, there is no void you have to fill, no space that needs to be covered up. You never have the sense of feeling incomplete or alone, and this is what will get you through the toughest times. The fear of being alone, of not being enough, of being left out or alienated; all these fears lead to bouts of anxiety, which in turn damages you as a person and directly affects your self-confidence.

Being independent

The importance of independent living and thinking cannot be stressed on enough. An independent person is self-sufficient, self-reliant and is more than capable of dealing with him/herself, without feeling the need to depend on anyone else. It’s not a bad thing to seek assistance from those who are willing to give it to us, but when you are confident that despite any circumstance you will always be strong enough to take yourself through, there is no fear and there are no inhibitions.

Being positive

When you are an optimistic thinker, you can help but notice the better things in life. Through hard and trying times, you learn to master the art of staying happy, of smiling through a storm and becoming a warrior on your own. Positive thinking is only the beginning of a more content and fulfilled life. A positive thinker will deal with his anxiety in an optimistic manner; he/she won’t run away from it or develop a phobia but try to find a solution and embrace the ups and downs that come with it.

Being driven

Ambition is what keeps us going, no matter how old we are. When you have a goal and an aim, despite any amount of failures and setbacks, you are still driven to keep moving forward and not give up too easily. Giving up on anything ultimately results in giving up on yourself. When you believe in yourself, you are always motivated to not stop until you have achieved what you want most.

When you’ve made up your mind to take your life into your own hands and not let opportunities and chances slip away, you’ve won half the battle of dealing with anxiety. Limitations are only challenges that help you grow, if you can learn to look past the obstacles.

You’ve read 8 Ways Being Mindful Can Reduce Anxiety, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’ve enjoyed this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

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