What would it be like if you had less anxiety in your life?  Would you be more creative?  Have more fun?  Have more success?  For most of us the answer is, “Yes.”  The problem is, many of us are in the habit of being anxious.  Our body is actually addicted to those anxiety chemicals.  How wonderful it would be to have the habit of being peaceful, joyful and calm!  You can.  Here’s how to start forming your new habit…

1.  Take time everyday to get quiet. (turn off music, cell phone, anything distracting)

2.  Think of a peaceful image.  A sunny day on a hiking trial in the woods or a beach with a comfortable chair  by the ocean.

3.  Take a deep breath and enjoy your visualization.  Relax.

4.  Do this everyday.  Change the visualization when you need to so you don’t get bored with it.

It sounds simple doesn’t it!  Here’s what is happening in your brain.  The amygdala is the part of your brain that first senses fear.   It actually senses fear before we consciously know we are afraid. Most of us have a massively over- active amygdala.  We, through our thoughts, the messages we get from the media and the worried conversations participate in, feed our amygdala fear.  By taking a few minutes to think peaceful thoughts and imagine wonderfully, calm settings we give our poor, overworked  amygdala a chance to calm down.  The beautiful thing about that is, a calm amygdala means a calm and peaceful you!

Here’s to more peace in your life.

Have an amazing Monday,

Leanna Fredrich, Mindset Coach, Adv. EFT, Adv. Psych-K

PS:  If you would like support as you shift your beliefs from anxiety to peace email me at leanna@amazingmondays.com


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