Here’s Why You Have Anxiety


Obviously, I can’t tell you the exact story of why you have anxiety. You have a unique story.

But the truth is …

You probably can’t tell ME the exact story of why you have anxiety either. And that is part of the solution. But more of that later.

What I CAN tell you is what’s going on in your body and mind and how you get rid of it.

What’s Going on in Your Body and Mind in Anxiety

Whether you experience anxiety as racing thoughts, the inability to make decisions, poor sleep, heart palpitations, constant worry, tense muscles, irritability, restlessness, agitation, avoiding social situations, or irrational fears, the same thing is going on in your body.

You are stuck in what’s commonly known as “fight or flight.”

What that means is that your body is ready to run or fight all the time. And since you are not running or fighting, you are full of the hormones and chemicals that you need to run or fight.

Those chemicals and hormones are downright useless for focused concentration, being a pleasant person, enjoying yourself, getting good sleep, or even feeling decent in general.

The reason your mind is racing and you worry all the time is because YOUR BODY IS YOUR MIND! 

If you have fight or flee hormones and chemicals floating around in your body all the time, OF COURSE you’re going to have racing thoughts and worry all the time.

The Tricky Part of Getting Rid of Anxiety

Here’s the thing. There are many exercises and practices that will help you effectively eliminate fight or flight hormones and chemicals in your body. And they work!

But, unless you know the underlying story of why you are anxious, then all the tricks for getting rid of your chronic anxiety will only work for a while. And then stop working.

That’s because eliminating anxiety without getting to the source of the problem is like cleaning up water from a broken water heater. If you don’t turn off the flow at the source, you’re simply going to clean up that mess over and over again.

You have to stop harboring stories and beliefs in the recesses of your mind that smackdown your “inner peace.” and make a mess of your serenity.

So How Do You Figure Out the Underlying Story?

The route to discovering the keys to unlocking the grip anxiety has over you goes like this.

First, you let go of the idea that the answer is logical or rational to your adult perspective.

You accept that the answer is probably going to reveal something about you that you don’t want to know.

Then you learn to hear and understand the wisdom and answers that your body has to tell you.

It’s really that simple. Let go of your preconceived notions and accept the knowledge your body will reveal to you once you learn how to listen to it. And lastly, apply that wisdom in practical ways.

Want to get rid of your anxiety at the source?

Give me a call.

We’ll talk.

Emotional Utopia, the book by Leah Benson, LMHC

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