7/13/2023 - Entertainment and Well-being

Anxiety, the evil of living in the future

By Javier de León

Anxiety, the evil of living in the future

In today's society, we are drowning in a constant bombing of information, obligations and expectations.

With this in mind, it is not surprising that many of us experience anxiety, restlessness and constant concern that seems to cling to our daily life.

Anxiety has become the evil of living in the future because it makes us anticipate and fear events that have not yet happened, preventing us from fully enjoying the present moment.

In this article, we thoroughly explore the nature of anxiety and offer effective strategies to overcome it and lead a more full and balanced life.

What is anxiety and why does it affect us so much?

Anxiety is the natural response of the body to stressful or dangerous situations. In its most basic form, it is an alarm signal that prepares us to face a challenge or escape the danger.

However, when anxiety becomes chronic or unleashes for no real reason, it can become an obstacle to our mental and physical well-being.

Living in the future requires a constant concern for the future. We mentally anticipate future situations and begin to imagine a series of negative scenarios, which initiates a cycle of negative thinking and constant concern.

Anxiety keeps us trapped in this state of waiting, preventing us from fully enjoying the present moment and focusing on the truly important.

How to cope with anxiety and live the present moment

Develop full consciousness (mindfulness): Mindfulness is a practice that helps us to become aware of the present moment without judging or changing. Learning to focus here and now allows us to free from constant mental rumination and experience calm and clarity.

Learn to control your thoughts: Anxiety is very related to our negative and catastrophic thoughts. It is important to learn to challenge and question these irrational thoughts, repeating them with more realistic and positive thoughts. Cognitive-behavioral therapy can be an effective tool in this sense.

Set limits and priorities: Anxiety is often fueled by our own self-imposed expectations and pressures. Learn how to set clear limits in your life, both in terms of responsibility and time you have for you. Prioritize what is really important to you and leave aside what does not add value or generate additional stress.

Practices self-care: Self-care is essential to combat anxiety. Be sure to spend time regularly doing activities that relam you and make you feel good, like doing exercise, reading a book, taking a relaxing bath or chasing your passions.

It is also important to take care of your physical health by sleeping enough, eating a balanced diet and avoiding excessive use of stimulants such as caffeine or alcohol.

Get support: You don't have to face anxiety alone. Look for support from family, friends or mental health professionals who can give you tools and strategies to effectively deal with. Sharing your concerns and experiences with people of your trust can alleviate the emotional burden and give a different perspective.

In conclusion, anxiety can become a real obstacle in our life, preventing us from enjoying the present moment and reducing our quality of life.

Living in the future and constantly worrying about what has not yet happened steals us the opportunity to enjoy the moments of happiness and satisfaction in our achievement in the present.

Fortunately, there are effective strategies to deal with anxiety and restore balance in our lives.

Developing full attention, controlling your thoughts, establishing limits, caring for yourself and seeking support are important steps in this way for a more peaceful and full life. Remember that you deserve to live the present moment and find the inner peace you so desire.

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javier de leon

Javier de León

Hello, my name is Javier, I am Co-founder in conjunction with my wife of the Therapeutic Space Change Starts by You, a place where we provide those who trust us with valuable tools so they can continue to evolve and achieve their original goals.
In turn I manage in the area of communications and I love interaction with people.

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