Anxiety and Depression: Our Internal GPS System


“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world”. Dalai Lama

What are anxiety and depression?

This might seem like a silly question to ask after all we are told repeatedly from various sources that anxiety and depression are mental illnesses. We are often told this is caused by a chemical imbalance.

What if I were to tell you different? Would you believe me?

This might be hard. It might be difficult to challenge mainstreams beliefs and opinions. When we are growing up, we believe what we are told from those around us. We learn to trust the opinion of those who are influential in our life – parents, teachers, the media, doctors, elders. We take these beliefs as absolute truths.

We naturally take on the beliefs of the majority, we are human.

Change happens when someone or a group of people challenge these societal norms. What tends to happen is that someone has an experience that does not fit with the messages that are shared by the vast majority. There can be a lot of controversy surrounding these challenges to the status quo.

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How to Overcome Stress and Anxiety Naturally

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There is no denying that stress and anxiety are part of everyday life. Due to lifestyle changes and numerous challenges that people go through on a daily basis, these two mental health problems have become common.

However, excessive stress and anxiety can become dangerous health problems if not dealt with early. Besides weakening our immune systems and making us prone to illnesses, they can also make a person become unproductive in life. While there are several medications that can be used to manage stress and anxiety, there are many proven and natural methods of relieving these conditions.

One of the best natural methods of overcoming stress and anxiety is through meditation. Meditation is the practice of emptying the thoughts in the mind. This helps to clear your mind for a couple of minutes and achieve a state of inner calm. However, in order to achieve better results, you need a quiet, clean and peaceful room with a natural setting.

Developing a positive mindset is another outstanding way of overcoming stress and anxiety the natural way. A positive mindset is considered as the practice of developing positive thoughts. Creating a positive mindset involves changing your perception of a negative situation by repeating affirmations, positive notes, prayer or visualization. To develop a positive mindset you should place positive notes in places where you can see them frequently.

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