Anxiety and Panic Disorder – Disaster Thinking

31 Mar

After overcoming many forms of anxiety and panic disorder, I’ve come to the realisation that a huge part of recovery depends on purely “internal” things.

By “internal,” I mean your thoughts, your moods, your emotions, your frames of mind. The “external” things matter too, of course, such as your body, your diet, your surroundings and so on.

But it’s the “internal” things that will make the biggest difference for you and your anxiety and panic disorder.

So let’s take a quick look at one of the most important “internal” things you can work on. It’s called “Inevitability Thinking.”

Have you ever feared something bad would happen? And I mean something very specifically bad. Maybe you went on a job interview and afterward you were sure you didn’t get the job. Until you heard whether you got the job, you may have continued telling yourself that you didn’t get the job, even going as far as telling yourself why you didn’t get the job.

That’s “Inevitability Thinking.”

The outcome, as far as you’re concerned, is inevitable.

This is an incredibly powerful force. Having so much of your time and energy focused on a single thought or idea like this can change many things, including your mood, your thoughts, your emotions, and even your actions.

The trouble is, “Inevitability Thinking” is almost always only present in negative scenarios, just as with the above “job interview” example.

But what if we could switch this around so that we only used “Inevitability Thinking” in positive scenarios? What if all our energy and time was spent imagining the best possible outcome, and not the worst?

That would affect your mood, your thoughts, your emotions, and your actions in a completely different way.

Stopping “Inevitability Thinking” in negative scenarios and starting it in positive scenarios can help you to achieve massive leaps forward in your progress.

And to make use of this power, all you have to do it start training yourself to see the positive outcomes as inevitable. This is simple to do, and it can work wonders in helping any anxiety and panic disorder.



Source by Alex Taylor

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