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Abandon Anxiety and Embrace Enjoyment – June 10 Inspiration

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Abandon anxiety and embrace enjoyment. Sometimes easier said than done. Even though we KNOW, in our heads, that allowing anxiety to overwhelm us is not a positive action, we are often in a weakened or vulnerable state, and just can’t help ourselves.

That’s when we have to make the effort to exercise faith, even one baby step at a time, and confront the mountain of anxiety and stress, and command it to leave! I imagine it as letting the air out of a tire or a balloon…eventually, to one degree or another, the anxiety will lessen, and we can once again embrace enjoyment of life.

 

 

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Here is your inspiration for this Friday…

“Anxiety is caused by trying to mentally and emotionally

get into things that are not here yet

or that have already passed–

mentally leaving today

and getting into an area of the past or the future.

We need to be responsible,

but we also need to relax

and take things as they come

without getting all nervous and upset.

Learn to enjoy the good life God provided for you.

In spite of all the troubling things

going on in the world,

make this daily confession:

‘This is the day the Lord has made

and I will rejoice and be glad in it.’ ”

–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”

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My reflections:

I really like this saying about anxiety and must remember it, that anxiety is “mentally leaving today and getting into an area of the past or the future.

We can’t change the past, and we can’t project ourselves into the future, so it really doesn’t do us any good to be anxious or worried about either one!

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you experience anxious moments or actual anxiety attacks in your life?

Do you find it easy or challenging to abandon anxiety and embrace enjoyment of life?

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36 Comments

  1. Carol Cassara

    There is so much help today for those who suffer anxiety. From meds to relaxation to meditation and hypnotherapy, no one needs to suffer any more.

    10 . Jun . 2016
  2. Sandy KS

    I have experienced anxiety in the past where I needed to be medicated. I no longer need the meds to help. But do experience anxiety from time to time. Usually when someone else is causing it when creating unwanted drama. I have learned to think more positive thoughts. I am teaching my daughter this as well. It is helping little by little.

    10 . Jun . 2016
    • Amber

      Anxiety is a real problem and can be very hard to deal with. For some people it is much harder than others. I used to not have any trouble with anxiety. I am strong in my faith and always tried to choose joy! I still do try but after being the victim of an assault last year, I struggle with PTSD, anxiety disorder, and panic attacks. It’s a very weird and difficult to control when there are times that I feel overcome with anxiety but for no reason whatsoever.

      10 . Jun . 2016
  3. tara pittman

    I tend to have anxiety when things are quiet like at bedtime. I take mine to prayer.

    10 . Jun . 2016
  4. Stephanie Ortez

    I’ve been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder a long time ago. I’m currently on medication for GAD, sometimes I believe anxiety rules my life. I found meditation and yoga a great way to cope, did I mention crying? I cry a lot but also I try to stay active for the sake of my children. I really needed to read this today, Thank you.

    10 . Jun . 2016
  5. Amy Jones

    I wish I could do this. Anxiety has become a present thing in my daily life now…I’ll do my best to follow this advice, thank you

    10 . Jun . 2016
  6. Cynthia Nicoletti

    I suffer anxiety. In this day and age who doesn’t in some way? We have to learn and relax. Thank you for sharing

    10 . Jun . 2016
  7. Chloe Crabtree

    Meditation is a great way to deal with anxiety, but for some folks, I think that the only answer is using medications. I am fortunate not to struggle with anxiety.

    10 . Jun . 2016
  8. Elizabeth O.

    There’s nothing wrong to plan about the future but overthinking can definitely bring you to lengths that can give you more things to worry about. I stand with you on this one, it won’t do you any good. It’s better to stay in the moment and react as you go along.

    10 . Jun . 2016
  9. Melisa

    I suffer severe anxiety. I wish it was so simple to let go of it.

    10 . Jun . 2016
  10. Michelle Gwynn Jones

    I can’t imagine how anyone could not have anxiety in their life. It seems the happier and more fulfilled your life is the smaller (less complicated) the stresser would be.

    10 . Jun . 2016
  11. Heather

    I had anxiety. I found diet, meditation and listening to binural beats solved it! Also over training can cause it!

    10 . Jun . 2016
  12. Clara

    People have so much going on that it’s easy to become anxious. Very encouraging words!

    11 . Jun . 2016
  13. Inspiring Kitchen

    The were times that I had those anxious moments, but I always prayed when they happened.

    11 . Jun . 2016
  14. Azlin Bloor

    A wonderful piece of inspirational writing, thank you! Have a splendid weekend!

    11 . Jun . 2016
  15. Nicole Escat

    Sometimes, we are so worried in things that have not happened. You are right, we should abandon anxiety.

    11 . Jun . 2016
  16. Lexie Lane

    I hate anxiety attacks so what I did is not worry too much and live my life to the best that I can.

    11 . Jun . 2016
  17. Lisa Joy Thompson

    I’ve never dealt with anxiety until recently and it totally rocked my world! The words of Robert Tew are absolutely perfect!!!

    11 . Jun . 2016
  18. Elizabeth Towns

    This is so important for me. I recently suffered the loss of a child, and sometimes anxiety tries to overwhelm me. I have to hold onto faith, in the present moment, to make it through those moments.

    11 . Jun . 2016
  19. Leigh Anne Borders

    Inspiring post. My sister suffers form anxiety and it is such a real threat. I will share this with her for encouragement.

    11 . Jun . 2016
  20. Caryn/The Mid Life Guru

    Anxiety can creep up very fast. I like how you said that to avoid anxiety, stay in the present. So much time is spent worrying about the past and future. We can only really control what is happening right now.

    12 . Jun . 2016
  21. aziel morte

    What a powerful message for us. I love reading and it makes me inspired

    12 . Jun . 2016
  22. Lisa

    I know quite a few people who suffer with anxiety and it is very real. Half of the problem with dealing with it is that the anxiety itself can prevent you from wanting to in the first place so it is a vicious circle. It can get better, though!

    12 . Jun . 2016
  23. She Joh

    This article came to me at a perfect time. I’ve had a lot of anxiety this past week and your posts was a good reminder for me, thanks!

    12 . Jun . 2016
  24. ana fernandez

    For me it is not easy but I always have my husband to support me in those moments

    12 . Jun . 2016
  25. CourtneyLynne

    My hubby gets really bad anxiety. He just has to take a step back and breath and usually that alms him down.

    12 . Jun . 2016
  26. Tanisha A Parker

    I love the way you speak about embracing enjoyment… sometimes embracing the good in you can help quiet the noise of your insecurities.

    12 . Jun . 2016
  27. Kathy

    I don’t really get anxiety, but I know some that do. My friend was here the other night and she had anxiety and didn’t want to go home. She stayed here til she felt like she was okay to go home. I know anxiety can often get pretty bad too.

    12 . Jun . 2016
  28. Rosey

    I’ve only felt panic once… it was so brief (less than a minute) but oh boy, I remember it. It surprised me then and still surprises me now, if I think about it.

    12 . Jun . 2016
  29. Christina Aliperti

    I struggle with anxiety and it can be exhausting. I think everyone needs to abandon their anxiety and embrace enjoyment instead but it can be so hard.

    13 . Jun . 2016
  30. Enricoh Alfonzo

    Brilliant post to read on a monday. Thank you for the motivational points. This is an excellent one on how to embrace life!
    Thanks for the inspiration

    13 . Jun . 2016
  31. Lisa Rios

    I agree, despite trying to stay positive we all tend to fall in to some sort of anxiety in all of a sudden. Meditation is the best way to get some relaxation needed & making sure you come out of it someway or other. Thank you for inspiring.

    13 . Jun . 2016
  32. Tiffany Hathorn

    Definitely easier said than done in the beginning. Stress and anxiety can be difficult to overcome or set aside. However, the more you practice being conscious about focusing on the good, the easier it becomes to shift your mindset. Stressors are a part of life, so it’s good to find a way to effectively cope with them.

    13 . Jun . 2016
  33. Doran @ Haute Beauty Guide

    Such a beautiful post! It is so hard to recognize and stay in a place of enjoyment. It seems the brain wants to wander to other things. Your post is such a great reminder to focus on the beauty in life.

    13 . Jun . 2016
  34. Danne Reed

    Anxiety is a very bad enemy, it will attack you anywhere, anytime. However, we should control it and lie the most f our beautiful life.

    14 . Jun . 2016
  35. Terri Beavers

    When my pain level is really high, I have anxiety attacks. I’m always afraid I won’t be able to get the pain level down to a manageable number. I’m trying hard to control both.

    14 . Jun . 2016

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