Posts tagged meditation
.Anxiety & Mind.

Sometimes it seems like there's no warning.  Suddenly you are acutely aware of your heart beating in your chest, and an invisible hand grasps your throat, choking off your voice. Your mind runs in circles, and you can't seem to slow it down. The feeling is crippling and you begin to micromanage your every move, analyzing and judging your every step. You intellectually know that things are okay, that you have "no reason" to feel this way. Yet you still do. Guilt sets in at this point, and depression isn't far behind.

Anxiety is not easy.


But there is a way out.

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.Effort Over Results.

I tried again and again. I set strength & flexibility goals about twice a year - "by June I will have abs, I'll be able to do 10 pull-ups unassisted, I'll squat x amount, I'll be able to do full splits, I'll stop eating sugar and all things that are harmful to my body". Each year, June would come and I would get to 3 pull-ups and fall off the bar with my arms burning. I'd look down at the layer of fatty tissue covering my non-existent abs, my flexibility was nowhere near enabling me to relax into a full split, and I had chocolate bar wrappers hiding on my bedside table!

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