Most Americans walk around every day polluted with anxiety and panic, and most Americans do nothing about it. We like to complain about our jobs, the traffic, the kids, our teachers, the bills, our weight, our health, and our lives. The complaining only serves to remind us what we need to improve or act upon, but it doesn’t get us any closer to mental and physical health.
I am one of those people who loved to complain yet did nothing to rectify the things I was complaining about. Griping and whining about my life became a way of life and I surrounded myself with people who also liked to “air out their problems.” Later I discovered that taking actions to address the problems made me feel much better than complaining about life with a group of unhappy friends.
A New Thought on How to Reduce Anxiety and Panic
Have you ever had an anxiety or panic attack? Unfortunately, I suffered through two massive panic attacks and a series of anxiety attacks for a period of a year. In fact, I consciously had to ward off anxiety attacks for over four years at least one time a week. Instead of addressing the root of the problem, I only dealt with what was on the surface.
I had no idea how to deal with anxiety and panic and fear and loss and love and regret. These emotions permeated my mind and body every day, preventing me from experiencing any genuine spiritual growth or inner peace. So, a new thought crossed my mind-do some research and do something different because what you’re doing now is NOT working.