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The timing of this book, Don't Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life by David Klemanski and Joshua Curtis, couldn't have been better for me. I've been struggling with anxiety lately and needed the tools taught in this book. I'm certain you've dealt with anxiety from time to time. We all do.
Almost everything in life has the potential to make us feel anxious, but only if you let it! In other words, it is entirely possible to skillfully manage your anxiety by examining the relationship you have to your fears and worries and embracing them (rather than avoiding them!) ~ From the Introduction of Don't Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life.
Anxiety goes beyond just being a negative mood state. It is a future-oriented state, where people worry about some future event. It can be real or perceived.
There are three diagnosable conditions in the anxiety spectrum:
Self-diagnosis is difficult with these disorders. It may require professional attention. The anxiety becomes clinical when it interferes with their normal lives.
It is very common for people to avoid going the gym when anxiety over what others are thinking of them kicks in. Avoidance sets up a negative cycle. It is important to be exposed to the gym and not use avoidance behaviors such as not making eye contact or to isolate themselves in an empty area of the gym. Instead, you should do the opposite and engage and face your fear.
Other tips or practices:
Online companion website at New Harbinger Publishing