Introduction Understand the EXACT process of Anxiety Panic Awarded 5 stars by UK Mental Health Foundation fear panic obsessive worry stress solution copast-doyoupanic.co.uk
ASK YOURSELF THIS - ARE YOU TEMPTED TO 'STOP AND ANALYSE YOUR SITUATION' WHEN YOUR STRESS COMES TO YOUR ATTENTION?
The Concept of Primary and Secondary Thinking is where we simply THEN go 'back' into thoughts unnecessarily
More importantly, it takes more 'effort' to do, as this is our panic problem - a forced 'head-talking' process.
Yes, recovery can very much be a trial and error process, but as you get better at understanding the mind's processes, you will steadily start to notice when you are tempted to force back into that secondary analysis.
''don't force yourself to stop and analyse your thinking - when tempted''
What comes first?
There is a lot of confusion on the theme of relaxation and calmness – and whilst this is essential for flow – we often go the wrong way about it…let me explain!
In fact what we ‘do’ with calmness is we try to make it that perfect controlling solution that is actually guilty for our angst.
So, we must always have that aim in our mindset that flow is the essential prerequisite - if we flow in optimum state this becomes focus in a calm and uninterrupted way. Therefore flow must come first.
Then as we learn to flow better – the calmness and focus will also improve but we cannot force that flow!
That’s why the solution is a not do as ‘on our journey’ we must let our flow get better through the experience of negative and positive – a great quote from Henry Ford ‘Failure is the opportunity to begin again – this time more intelligently’.
Therefore learning is allowed to happen in flow and this is where our stresses can steadily be improved (and thus our calm focus) through that learning process.
Stresses are indeed the reason for us spiking and being tempted to break our flow and focus as we naturally don’t like bad feelings. Hope you get what I mean!