Calm

July 17, 2017

Anxiety and nervousness are essentially caused by a lack of focus.

Our senses become overwhelmed with input. Especially if you’re a highly sensitive person, the sounds, sights, smells, and people’s energy fields become distracting to our system.

This engages our fight, flight, freeze programming. Get away from here is the message our amygdala sends to the rest of our body.

Heart pounds and blood flows to our limbs, readying for the escape, and we can no longer properly think using our forebrain. Amygdala reacts two times as fast than the forebrain, I heard.

All of these chemical reactions that happen in our body during moments of stress is what we call anxiety and nervousness.

The way out is surprisingly simple.

Just focus on one good or neutral thing.

That could be your breath. Your best friend. Your cute dog when he was a tiny puppy.

Imagine angels standing beside you with protection. Imagine a white shield bubble. Picture one of the greats, like Buddha or Krishna or some favorite yogi.

Imagine roots growing from your feet going deep into the earth. Imagine golden light pouring from the heavens and covering you like a warm blanket.

Internally chant your favorite mantra. Go to the bathroom or outside to give your senses a break. Splash some cold water on your hands and face.

Or just focus on a fun game on your phone. Listen to loud music with headphones. Stare at your hands. Use ear plugs or noise cancelling headphones.

It really does not matter what you choose to focus on, as long as it is neutral or good. We of course do not want to focus on bad things, which will only make matters worse.

The next trick is to somehow remember to do this, because most likely, you will forget when that overwhelming situation occurs.

The solution again is very simple.

You already carry your phone with you. So, save a bunch of images of yogis and puppies or whatever on there. Have links to spiritual passages saved on the homescreen. Have notes saved on your phone of what to do.

In other words, you prepare ahead of time for this situation, when you are calm. You will use your phone anyways and will stumble onto these reminders you set for yourself.

This works surprisingly well.

Some caveats.
If you are eating crappy irritable food, this task will become that much more difficult.

I’m talking about wheat, gluten, dairy, corn, soy, peanuts, or whatever else that fucks with your system.

This also applies to coffee/caffeine, since it mimicks an anxiety state. If you are sensitive, it would be wise to avoid that as well. It’s up to you to figure out how your body works and what it likes and dislikes.

Also, we are assuming that other nutrients are at optimal levels: vitamin d, magnesium, minerals, vitamins, water, light, sleep, and such.

It doesn’t need to be all that complicated, but it helps tremendously if you are feeding your body premium fuel rather than the cheap stuff.

Then, just focus on one good or neutral thing. Be like Buddha. One pointedness. That’s it.

(Or just get up and leave. Go back to your room and relax. That’s also always a great option. You need to take care of you.)

Good luck!