The data on Vitamin D is eye-opening. I aim for at least 1 hour a day and use the app D minder to track how much I’m getting.
6. Subconscious Programming
Childhood experiences can wire pathways that cause anxious responses.
It’s important to understand that the brain is a very literal organ. It does not understand the difference between perception and reality. Our brain is neuroplastic meaning it can change throughout life. Using affirmations and visualizations, we can create experiences in the mind that change the pathways of the brain.
I used affirmations every day for months before I noticed a change. I still use affirmations daily. They’re a major part of re-programming thoughts, behaviors, and patterns.
I like to do affirmations first thing in the morning when my mind is sharpest, but everyone is different. It’s important to understand that you cannot just mindlessly say these affirmations. In order for the brain to have a new experience, the body must be involved.
This means as you are concentrating on the affirmations you need to imagine how it would feel if the affirmation were true. You’ll feel this in your body and at this moment the mind and body connect. Only through this connection can new pathways being formed.
Here is an affirmation to heal anxiety:
Take a few short breaths and consciously tell your body it’s going to completely relax. As your visualization techniques get stronger it will be easier and easier to get into this state. Do not get frustrated if you find this difficult at first. Affirmations are a practice that requires repetition.
- I am calmness
- I am calm in all situations
- I choose my reaction
- I do not react, I respond
- My nature is peace
- I am peace
- In moments where I am out of alignment, I can always choose to go back to peace
- I am safe, I am protected, I am awareness
- My body is healing
- My mind is clear
- I release anxiety as a part of my identity
- I am peace
I hope this guide and my own story helps you on your own journey of healing. You are powerful, capable, and whole. Suffering from anxiety does not have to be a lifetime battle.
Written by Nicole LePera
Originally Appeared In The Holistic Psychologist
Overcoming something as major as anxiety can take a considerable amount of time, but isn’t it better to work hard today and get rid of this, rather than live with this for the rest of your life?