Some people get trapped in a vicious cycle of negative thinking and feelings. They become preoccupied with thoughts that lead to feelings of panic and dread. As a result, they begin to avoid certain things and social situations.
When anxious people start avoiding things because they are worried, they enter into a cycle called “the anxiety loop.” Our brains send messages to our bodies telling them to prepare for danger, and its adaptive response is using avoidance behaviors.
These include everything from drinking alcohol, to eating too much chocolate, to watching TV all night. These bad habits help relieve the immediate symptoms of anxiety, but they don’t solve the problem. It’s a very complex situation.
Instead, they cause long-term problems such as addiction, weight gain, depression, and a host of other health issues.
But we can break this anxiety loop. We can learn to change our thoughts and behavior so that we no longer need to be afraid of being anxious.
How to Break the Cycle of Anxiety
In my experience, there is often a relationship between confidence and anxiety. This isn’t always true, however. For example, sometimes confident people feel anxious because they believe they’re not good enough or because they suffer from social anxiety. And that leads to a lack of self-assurance.
And here’s another thing to consider: When we talk about confidence, we usually mean a general feeling of self-worth. But there are different types of confidence, and each type plays out differently.
For example, people who are high in trait self-esteem are generally very confident. In other words, they are sure of themselves. Meanwhile, people who are low in trait self-esteem aren’t quite as sure of themselves. They might still have an overall sense of worthiness, but they question whether they deserve to succeed.
This sheds light on how insecurity might lead to feelings of anxiety. For example, if someone feels insecure, they might assume that everyone thinks less highly of them and that no one wants to be around them. They may experience a decline in mental health as a result.
So if you’re struggling with anxiety, it’s important to remember that your confidence doesn’t need to match up perfectly with your level of anxiety. You can still be confident even when you’re anxious.
How to Build Confidence – the 5 Diamond Words
I believe that people can overcome anxiety by helping them build a sense of confidence. As a confidence coach, I use my five diamond words: acknowledgment, forgiveness, mindset, accountability, and perseverance, and my bonus word is gratitude. These words work together to create a positive attitude.
It takes time for confidence to grow. However, if you practice these techniques consistently, you will see results in your life experiences. For similar blogs go HERE.
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