Most people I know these days don’t even bother making them!
Let’s Talk about New Years Resolutions and how we might revive this practice for the new age of mankind. 2020 brings a powerful astrology that allows humanity to easily shift into a vortex of affluence, ease, and joy. Let us choose together to clear all remaining karma that prevents this renaissance from occurring. We shall overcome through patience and love instead of the sword.
The way we go about goal-setting often leaves us feeling overwhelmed and moving nowhere.
In this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, I share my 2019 lessons and make some resolutions for 2020.
Want to learn how to make a better New Years Resolution for 2020 that’ll actually take you somewhere? I hope this episode of the show explains how to set New Years Resolutions that work.
Long story short: you want to focus on re-affirming goals that already exist. If the wheel isn’t broke, do not fix it. There is often no need and resetting goals can take us nowhere. If we are living in alignment with our soul purpose, we will always set goals that support us in that calling. If we resolve to be our best selves, then goal setting is a natural outcome. Resolve differently and your life might change forever.
There is only one way to find out! Experiment and find for yourself. You create your reality and design your own code for the video game. Understanding how to manipulate your own path through the Matrix is the key you seek. When you embrace this key, you will find fulfillment within your grasp. Do not take my word for it, see for yourself. When you choose to explore, you will find truth only within.
2020 can be the year that you resolve differently. I can only coach you in setting a New Years Resolution that supports you in that direction. You must follow your own arrow.
How To Make New Years Resolutions
Here is what I have learned about how to make new years resolutions:
It all begins in understanding yourself, how you achieve forward motion, and having clarity on what you actually want to do.
Want to make good New Years Resolutions? Ask yourself the following questions:
What is your soul asking you to do?
How can you best serve the world?
Who needs your help the most?
Who do you choose to be in 2020?
Journal on these questions and see where that process takes you!
Do you want to lose weight and get in better shape?
Instead of approaching it from a “problem first” perspective, resolve to be healthy and agile.
Don’t focus on losing weight…
Focus on LOSING STRESS and gaining happiness.
Instead of taking a safe route like you did in 2019, choose to follow your passions.
Rather than stay enslaved to old mindsets, enter a new era of thinking and evolve your consciousness to a greater peak. It is the time in our collective consciousness when a giant leap forward in thinking is ready and willing to join us in unity. The spirits have united in harmony on our behalf and our journey forward is etched into the astrology of 2020. Let us resolve together to join forward in peace and explore the stars.
Human evolution happened and I don’t think it was biological…
A deeper connection with the planet, our higher selves, and our fellow humans.
In 2020, choose to ride this wave into a life of affluence, ease, and joy. Choose to learn your lessons through ease instead of pain.
There is so much to be learned from joy.
There is so much we have already learned from pain, suffering, and sacrifice…
We can now collectively choose to learn through joy and avoid trauma.
This is not a steering towards a life of bliss…
Let us not choose lives of utopia. Instead, we must face our fears, fight our inner demons, and invoke our highest selves in all walks of life. We must choose peace instead of the sword. We must negotiate with our “enemies” and transmute their hate into peace through our own collective internal alchemy. When we achieve inner utopia and find daily stillness, we are at peace in all walks of life. Let this be our goal in 2020.
As is said in the Hermetic Corpus: “Leap clear of all that is corporeal. Make yourself higher than all heights and lower than all depths.”
After all, if you abase yourself and continue to make yourself like only to a vast expanse of nothingness, then what do you have to do with god?
Put simply: choose to love yourself in 2020. Only this path will lead you on the way towards serving your fellow humans in the best way possible. If you fail yourself, you will never fully serve the world. As within, so without.
Here’s why you probably don’t believe in yourself…
Our society is setup in a way to collectively instill ourselves with the false belief that we are not worthy.
That we are not adequate.
That there is something more we must do in order to be worthy of a reward.
That we do not have all the answers.
That we cannot believe in ourselves.
That we are inadequate.
You see: our environments create our beliefs.
Once those beliefs are created, we continue to believe them until a shift in belief has happened.
Typically, a shift in belief takes a conscious effort.
These things do not necessarily happen overnight…
Back in the early days of our species, we were plagued by predators and forces outside of our control.
A global flood destroyed our civilization.
Dinosaurs ate our children.
Enemy tribes ransacked our village and took all the food.
We died of diseases we didn’t understand, far earlier in life than we do today.
Life was super dangerous. Over millions of years of this existence, we evolved the belief that the world is a dangerous place…
Is The World A Dangerous Place?
Up until extremely recently, this was true.
WW2 just ended a few decades ago. Still today, there are plenty of places around the world where wars and conflict continue. Fortunately, we are seeing a massive decline in violence.
I think that decline in violence will dramatically increase.
We are headed towards a collective awareness and stepping into a collective desire for more peace… For a more beautiful world.
This is happening across our entire planet in a variety of forms. Before it ends, we will have a new awakened reality that we cling to as a collective source of comfort, love, and what is real in our universe. We will enter into an understanding that love and relationships are all that matter in life… that our relationships with other people are the most important things in our world.
However, before we enter into that new belief system, it is time we come to terms with what has happened.
As a result of the chronic danger that has infected our planet for millions of years, we carry inside ourselves the collective belief that the world is a dangerous place.
That we are not powerful enough to shift that seemingly inherent truth…
That no matter what we do, we cannot ascend to heaven… We will always be subject to death and danger and violence in some regard.
I’m here to argue that this is not the case.
The Case For A More Beautiful World
I think that we can collectively ascend beyond violence and into a more beautiful world.
However, for this to happen, we must believe it to be possible.
All that exists in the physical plane of reality as a result of human origin first existed on the mental plane in some sort: as a conscious or unconscious thought inside the mind of an individual and eventually a collective mind of human origin.
Before we can move beyond violence and into something more peaceful, we must carry the passionate belief that it is possible… Furthermore, we must believe that WE… US… Our generation… That we are the ones who can affect this change and enter into the golden era we previously thought reserved for the gods.
Instead of waiting for some messiah, we realize that we are carriers of our own internal salvation… We awaken to the possibility that maybe we had the answers all along… Perhaps there is some key buried deep inside ourselves.
As a child, we should have received a message that said: “the entire world will try to distract you from the key inside of yourself. Instead of listening to those voices, your entire life’s purpose is finding that key. It is deep inside your subconscious… It is in the part of your body that you might call a ‘soul’. Uncovering this secret and sharing it with the world is the purpose of your life… This is your destiny, young one!”
Instead of that message, we receive the opposite.
We hear over and over that a world of anxiety and danger is normal…
We learn from the “experience” of our elders that it is normal to wake up earlier than you’d like, go to a job you don’t enjoy, work longer than you want, come home late and tired to a family, go to sleep earlier than you want, and “enjoy” a life of mediocrity.
We learn that fun is reserved for the “weekends”…
We learn that traffic is normal.
We learn that having people in authority over us is normal.
We learn that if we work real hard, we will do well.
We see examples of this being true in our life.
So what we we do? We believe it to be true.
We believe in this world of anxiety and concern.
We believe in the dangerous world. Instead of sticking with our childlike impulses about the world, we believe our parents when they warn about the dangers of the world. We believe our teachers when they tell us what we should know to succeed in life. We believe our pastors when they fill us in on the dangerous afterlife… After all, it isn’t too “far out” a story to believe given our preposterous amount of evidence for the dangerous world.
Again, we are genetically hardwired to believe in a dangerous world. It is in our very recent collective unconscious.
Here’s the fortunate truth about the dangerous world: It does not actually exist.
The dinosaurs are dead.
The sabertooth tigers too.
The “enemy tribe” coming to kill us is now (for the most part) a competitor in the marketplace.
Intimidating? Yes perhaps… Going to kill you and your family? Definitely not.
Examining the history of the past few decades, we find that most of the enemies facing our world are ones that we create ourselves… Terrorist cells that spring up of dissolved nation states which were brought about by military coups we helped orchestrate due to Cold War dealings created by some under-the-table deals that had to be done because of some outcome of countries splintering from the end of WW2 which resulted from unfair outcomes of WW1 which were created by XYZ… etc. etc…. It goes on and on and on…
Believing In Yourself
What does this all have to do with believing in yourself?
Oftentimes, we create our beliefs about ourselves to explain our world.
When the world is presented as a dangerous place, we assume that we are subject to our environment.
If our parents, teachers, and pastors are telling us that we have to be careful, pay attention, say our prayers, and avoid trouble if we want to survive in the dangerous world, we assume that it is because we are inherently unable to control our environments.
We have to look both ways before crossing the road because there are cars coming… Cars that are outside of our control.
Here’s something society doesn’t teach: how to believe in yourself.
Learning how to believe in yourself is one of the most important parts of life. Unfortunately, we don’t even get a definition of what it means to believe in yourself.
There is no course in high school or college that teaches us how to believe in ourselves. In fact, quite the opposite…
School and society is setup in a way that it becomes difficult to learn how to believe in yourself. At school, we are taught to listen to the teachers, stand in line, color in the lines, and abandon our childlike sense of creativity. Meanwhile, fundamentalist religions are teaching us that we are full of “original sin” and inherently wrong.
That’s the message of both school and church: you come into this world “wrong”.
You need guidance. You don’t have the answers. You need to listen to the adults. You have to listen to the pastor or you’ll go to hell. You have to listen to the teacher or you’ll fail your class and get in trouble.
That’s why these messages need to begin changing…
We need to teach people how to believe in themselves. We have to teach self esteem and help individuals experience personal growth and personal development without feeling like they are failures. Instead of teaching kids to ignore that little voice in their heads, we need to teach them how to believe in themselves.
Believing in yourself means listening to that little voice in the back of your head… That little voice with all the crazy ideas.
Listening to that intuition… Listening to your “gut instincts”.
THAT is what it means to “believe in yourself”.
Believe in that little voice.
Believe in your feelings.
Believe in what feels right for you.
That is your birthright.
The world NEEDS that voice. Your voice is what is missing from the collective conversation.
Instead of teaching kids how to listen to authority, we need to teach them how to listen to that voice… How to act from a place of courage, creativity, and inspiration instead of a place of fear and waiting for guidance.
When we teach our kids to ignore their own little voice, we teach them how to fail at contributing to society. We breed a society that is not able to come up with creative solutions to complex problems. Instead of wondering why the world seems to be “falling apart” in 2019, let’s focus on teaching more folks how to believe in themselves.
Believe in that little voice with all the crazy ideas.
Follow that voice to the ends of the earth. That is how you will fully know yourself. That is when you will have the fullest experience of this world that your soul is craving to have.
We come to this world to express and experience something deep within our soul.
When we fail to listen to that little voice, we fail to experience what our souls are begging to do.
Until we learn how to believe in ourselves and follow that voice without fear, we will repeat patterns that will help us get it right.
As you go down the rabbit hole of learning about the law of attraction, you’ll see that the power of belief is essential to begin creating the life you want to experience. Before you can learn how to create the world that your soul wants to experience, it is paramount that you trust yourself. The power of the law of attraction lies in unlocking your intuitive gifts and trusting yourself. If you struggle to trust yourself and feel that you have the answers inside of yourself, it becomes impossible to really manifest and create the world you want to experience. The world you seek to manifest is on the other side of overcoming fear and learning how to believe in yourself.
That little voice in the back of your head? This is your connection with whatever divine forces are at work in our world.
It is your “psychic power”…
Your “divine spark”.
Through connecting with this voice, you are able to create and manifest the world of your dreams. Why? Because you are adding your unique contribution to the world! Instead of chasing after someone else’s plans for your success, you follow your own arrow. Right now, what is missing from the worldwide “conversation” is YOUR voice and YOUR ideas. By tapping into this internal power, you are able to contribute your own unique message and gift to the collective whole.
In fact, this is why it is so insidious that our world teaches us to ignore that inner voice…
By doing so, we rob the collective consciousness of what YOU can uniquely add.
When we teach kids to stay in line, get a 9-5 job, and listen to the authorities, we stifle their ability to make a unique contribution. In 2019, we have plenty of social problems that could be solved by empowering young entrepreneurial minds to develop creative solutions. However, at the moment, our school systems are teaching kids to continue down the same roads that we have gone down for generations. This cycle will only end when we begin to realize that is happening and we make a proactive change towards a more beautiful world.
We have to start teaching our kids how to believe in themselves.
How does this happen?
YOU and ME start believing in ourselves.
We have to be the change we want to see in the world…
Instead of waiting for the governments of the world to make this change on our behalf, we have to step up to the plate and carry the ring to Mordor.
We have to take a proactive step towards empowerment. We must teach our kids personal sovereignty. We have to start with ourselves, our families, and our closest friends. This can create a ripple effect of belief that spans across the globe and into the stars. This is how we move our species forward.
Let’s talk about failure. Why does it happen? Is it because they didn’t “work hard enough”???
Probably not… As a civilization, we are obsessed with studying successful people.
There are thousands of books written about presidents, generals, world-class entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and everyone else whose made an impact on the world. But what about the people who never achieve their goals? The silent majority of folks who never “make it big”? Those who are never able to break out of the 9-5 lifestyle?
The past few years I’ve been spending an enormous amount of time studying why people DONT succeed.
I started with myself! Why was I continuing to fail to change my life, heal from mental illness, and fail at all my business endeavors??
If we want to change the collective conversation and help people shift our world towards something more beautiful, we have to first understand and empathize with WHY people never succeed. Why do people fail?
Here’s an episode of the show where I talked about this in detail… Check it out!
When It Comes To Failure, Here’s What I’ve Found:
No. 1. MOST people are working very hard.
Why do people fail? There are many answers to this question… You see, if you’re listening to the entrepreneurs and motivational speakers of the world, you might get tricked into thinking that people fail because they aren’t “hustling” enough… it’s because they’re lazy.
Turns out that usually isn’t true.
Most people are working incredibly hard at their jobs and in their families. Every day, they are pushed to exhaustion by what is happening in their own life. In fact, in the Western World, we have a much bigger problem with folks over-working themselves to the point of suffering health problems. Stress, anxiety, and other symptoms of over-work are rampant in western culture. Indeed, it is difficult to make an argument that folks are actually not working hard. On the contrary, most people are working very hard.
Now, could they do more? Well, probably… but usually they don’t necessarily know WHAT do spend their time doing.
THAT is the first reason why people fail: they are working hard on the wrong things and with the wrong information.
Which brings us to our next point:
No. 2. Most people don’t know their options.
The vast majority of folks don’t know about dropshipping, retail arbitrage, affiliate marketing, publishing ebooks on amazon, or any other amount of low-barrier-to-entry ways to start an online business.
The majority of people in the world are not up-to-date on how to become a social media influencer, successful podcast host, or YouTube star…
Most folks don’t know that they can browse freelance jobs on Upwork or Pangea if they want to make some extra $$$.
Why? Because those “in the know” don’t make a massive effort to tell them at-scale. Instead of helping people become up-to-speed on the information they are desperately needing, we collective judge and talk-shit about how people are not “hustling” harder. We pretend as if everyone in the world has the same amount of information that we do and that they are collectively not doing anything with that information. Now, could people make more of an effort to pursue that information? Yes, of course. However, there are some significant reasons for why this does not happen.
We are still in the era of online marketers pushing shit products that are only going to take people’s money in exchange for teaching them a hack way to make some extra money online.
In fact, MANY of the “successful” people talking shit and judging others are the VERY SAME PEOPLE who are creating an environment wherein no one online can be trusted… Instead of helping others from a place of genuine compassion and desire to help, these “fake gurus” peddle products and services that are just going to have folks chasing their tail and leave them distrusting the people online who can ACTUALLY help. If you’re wondering “why do people fail”, you might have to take a long hard look in the mirror.
However, it is not just fake gurus and scammy internet marketers… Federal governments the world-over share a great deal of responsibility because our education system is shit.
Which brings us to….
No. 3. Most people are programmed for failure.
Our education system PROGRAMS kids to shut up, do what everyone else is doing, don’t think creatively, listen to the authority, don’t think outside of the box, etc etc.
Furthermore, it teaches them that they’ll be punished if they fall out of this pattern.
Now, if the education system was actually teaching great information, this might be an effective system (albeit somewhat cruel)…
They’re teaching bullshit. The education system (including the college your student loans are paying $40k/yr for you to attend) is teaching information that is most likely outdated. The system is preparing kids for jobs that won’t exist when they graduate… (in most cases: a degree in data science from MIT is probably going to take you places). Folks are simply not educated in healthy eating, sexuality, mindset, finances, entrepreneurship, critical thinking, creative thinking, exercise science, relationships, communication skills……. yknow, the shit that actually matters.
They’re certainly not educated in how to make an extra few hundred $$$/month getting things for free off craigslist and flipping them on the Facebook marketplace.
Our education system is in DESPERATE need for reform. This is where I am dedicating my life until the task is complete. We need education reform at-scale. Until this happens, we will continue to wonder over why people fail. Simply put: our species cannot evolve into a more beautiful world and experience until folks are given the education they deserve. A real education that teaches digital skills for the digital age.
No. 4. Most people are crippled by limiting beliefs hiding beneath “logical reasons”.
These limiting beliefs hide behind “reasons” folks tell themselves for why they cannot achieve their goals.
“There isn’t enough time in the day”
“No one would buy my book anyways…”
“My kids need to go to college to succeed”
“I need more education”
“It’s too technically complex to start a YouTube channel”
These reasons are actually our limiting beliefs masquerading.
For example: “I need more education” = “I’m not good enough”
“There isn’t enough time in the day” = “I’m not creative enough to figure this out”
Here’s where there is massive disconnect between “Average Joe” and successful people who might be judging Joe.
The “successful person” addresses Joe’s excuse: “of course there’s enough time in your day, lazy asshole”
We are forgetting here that this has nothing to do with time in the day.
It has to do with Joe’s self esteem… his self worth. When folks do not have a developed sense of their own value, they are not going to pro-actively chase after their goals. We sit around and wonder why people fail when the real problem is starring us dead in the face: people continue to fail because they have been programmed to believe that they DESERVE FAILURE. Is it not obvious? People are never going to give everything for their goals when they do not believe that they are made like those who succeed. If a person does not think that it is worth their time to chase excellence, they will never do it. If they think they are not good enough, they will not make a name for themselves in the world. This is the crux of the problem.
Of course, the temptation is to judge a person for even HAVING limiting beliefs… “I overcame my limiting beliefs, why can’t you do the same??”
Let’s have a little compassion for one another…
Brings us to our next point:
No. 5. Limiting beliefs usually are the result of some shit the person went through.
Average Joe didn’t arrive into this world with low self worth. That happened maybe because his parents split up when he was a kid. Or maybe a teacher in elementary school was an asshole and told him his drawings looked like shit.
Maybe he was bullied?
Maybe his “friends” stole his favorite toy.
We all go through shit when we are little.
There’s this lie that “time heals all wounds”
Time just buries the wounds deeper.
So Why Do People Fail?
Why do folks stay in a bullshit 9-5 system that doesn’t allow them to succeed?
Why do folks never go after their REAL goals?
Why are there lawyers, corporate employees, doctors, teachers, or high school kids who will write that book “someday” but never today???
Is it because they’re stupid?
Is it because they don’t work hard?
It’s because they don’t believe in themselves. They don’t think they deserve that success. They are afraid of what they might accomplish in life if they try 1000%. They don’t love themselves enough to achieve their goals.
So next time you notice someone make an “excuse”….
Try and get to the bottom of what’s REALLY going on. If you really want to help someone, take the time to see through the lies they’ve been telling themselves. Try and help them realize that for themselves, without you just telling them. Help them come to the conclusion on their own.
I’m dedicating my life to reforming education because we need this method at-scale. We need a system that programs kids for success instead of failure. The World Change Academy is coming soon to this world and we will shake the civilization at its core.
Because that is what’s needed to really shift the current trajectory.
A reprogramming of minds… the minds of those who need help but also those who are trying to help.
“Natural remedies for anxiety” is something folks want these days…
Thankfully, our collective civilization is awakening to the idea that prescription drugs do not hold all the answers. In today’s world, there are more folks who are looking for natural remedies to depression, anxiety, autism, and a number of other mental health conditions. I have good news: it is quite possible! In fact, this is exactly the solution I took. As someone whose on the autism spectrum, I have had a host of mental health struggles over my lifetime. Starting about two years ago, I made a resolution to rid myself from mental health conditions using purely natural remedies. Instead of taking prescription medication that I knew would just make my conditions worse, I decided to take the natural route!
Natural remedies for anxiety were bountiful once I began looking. As a result, I have been able to dramatically reduce my anxiety. Before going down this road, I was constantly overwhelmed and feeling in a state of “fight or flight” at all times. There was even a period where I was suffering from panic attacks almost everyday before heading into work. As of this writing in January 2019, I have not suffered a panic attack in more than a year. Instead of controlling my life and my behavior, I have been able to overcome anxiety and cease the hold that it had over my life.
Overcoming anxiety does not have to be difficult… Even though anxiety disorders in 2019 seem to be more common than ever, rest assured that there is a wealth of knowledge available for how to cure anxiety once and for all. Let’s dive in! Need help? Feel free to reach out to me by email at email@example.com. Here to help if you need it!
How To Cure Anxiety
Is it possible to “cure” anxiety?
Honestly, I have found that it is more possible to understand that there are gifts in all discomforts. Anxiety is oftentimes the result of an over-active mind. For example, as someone on the autism spectrum, I am hyper-sensitive to the world around me. Whether it is sound, smell, touch, or the emotions of myself or others, I have found myself to be consistently hyper-sensitive and aware to the world around me… Before I got a handle on my anxiety, I was suffering. However, now that I have learned how to help anxiety, I understand that my anxiety disorder is the “shadow” aspect of a super-power: my hyper-sensitivity.
Here’s what I’m trying to say: overcoming anxiety is very possible. However, it is most effective to learn how to channel that energy into something more positive… Anxiety is just energy… Energy cannot be destroyed… It can only change form.
The opposite emotion of anxiety is excitement.
In a sense, anxiety is excitement working against you! Instead of feeling happy and stoked for what is about to happen, we worry and stress over the unknown. This is happening both inside our minds but also physiologically… In fact, anxiety is happening inside of our bodies more than we know. Especially in the case of myself and other highly sensitive or empathic individuals, anxiety is happening almost entirely at the phzsyiological level.
Understanding that anxiety happens physiologically is crucial in learning how to turn that anxious energy into excitement for the future.
Let’s get into the tactical tools that worked for me! I’m confident these will help you considerably.
No. 1. Hydration!
Did you know that the vast majority of Americans are dehydrated?
Also, did you know that if you contract the symptoms of dehydration with the most commonly diagnosed “mental illnesses”, you will see some crazy crossovers?
Here are some of the symptoms of dehydration:
Inability to urinate.
Making hydration a priority literally changed my life…
You see, when we are dehydrated, our bodies become anxious. Why? Because we do not think there is enough water to go around!
We automatically go into a state of “fight-or-flight” (aka extreme anxiety) because our bodies start to think that the vital ingredient of water is not available… This is what happens when we drink too much coffee, forget to drink water, spend a night drinking and not rehydrating, or any number of ways to become dehydrated.
You will be absolutely shocked when you make hydration a priority.
At present, I drink around 2 gallons of water a day.
It is life-changing…
Many folks are afraid of health problems from drinking too much water. Although it is certainly possible to die from too much water, it is extremely rare… How does it happen? It is important to understand WHY people die from drinking too much water. It happens because the individual drinks so much water that they begin flushing their body of electrolytes like salt, magnesium, and potassium (most usually salt). This often happens when individuals are exercising vigorously and drinking TONS of water… In other words, they are sweating like crazy, using a lot of electrolytes, and drinking TONS of water (1-2 gallons usually) without replenishing their electrolytes. In these cases, yes it is dangerous to drink too much water. However, if your body is at rest and you are taking in enough salt (which most folks in the Western World have in excess), then you will be totally fine.
If you are really worried about drinking too much water, just add some salt to your water! First of all, it tastes really good (i’m talking a few tablespoons… not handfuls) and it helps you to ensure your electrolyte balance is good to go. I do this often just because I enjoy the taste and I’m a big fan of getting enough salt.
Honestly, everything in excess can be dangerous… If you drink too much water and not enough salt, you can die. However, the opposite is true as well! If you take in way too much salt, you can also die! Everything in life is about ensuring your body is balanced and this is no different.
Do not let your fear rob you of the AMAZING benefits of drinking ALOT of water… Your life will seriously change.
A great place to start is CHUGGING a lot of water first thing in the morning, right when you wake up!
This tells your body “hey, there’s plenty of water around here!” and starts the day off on a great foot. In fact, just doing this alone will help significantly with anxiety. However, again, you will be absolutely shocked of what happens when you give your body all the water it needs… It is truly life-changing.
No. 2. Meditation!
Meditation is my No. 1 tool for how to help anxiety. If you are looking at overcoming anxiety, meditation is the single best thing you can do for yourself. For me, meditation in the morning is a “non-negotiable”… It is like brushing my teeth. This is single-handedly one of the most important steps to get started with eliminating anxiety once and for all.
If you don’t have time for all that, here are a few tips:
Meditation does not have to be difficult. If you’re looking to start overcoming anxiety, simply laying on your back and breathing in and out of your nose for 5-10 minutes is a FANTASTIC place to start! When it comes to learning how to meditate, make it simple. Meditation is a gentle path, not one filled with difficulty and complexity.
Lastly, if you want something a bit more complex, try out something like Transcendental Meditation. Although a bit more complicated, hundreds of thousands of folks have found peace and prosperity following the TM method. Here is a guided meditation to get you started.
Natural remedies for anxiety like meditation are absolutely key. Again, I cannot overstate enough the importance meditation has had on my life. Whether you choose a simple path or something more complex, making meditation a part of your daily routine is essential to start overcoming anxiety in your life.
No. 3. Supplements!
Natural remedies for anxiety that involve supplements can be incredibly effective. Although there are some crazy products on the market that make all sorts of promises, it is important to do some research and buy products that work well for you. Obviously, since we are going the natural route, make sure that you are using plant-based products that make sense to you. Ideally, supplements that exist naturally in your body already are key. When it comes to overcoming anxiety, here are a few that I take everyday:
If you are on a budget and can only go for one of these options, go for the Ashwaganda Root!
It is an herb existing in nature that has POWERFUL anti-anxiety affects. This is the epitome of a natural remedy for anxiety… In the past year, this supplement has had a massive impact on my abilities to navigate the world free from anxiety. Whenever I do not take Ashwaganda, I notice a huge difference. It is one of my most important allies when it comes to overcoming anxiety.
I also consider herbal teas to count in this category! I’m a huge fan of Kava Tea from Yogi brand teas. I drink this almost every night. Kava is another natural herb similar to Ashwaganda that has powerful anti-anxiety properties.
Additionally, if you enjoy caffeine, try out Positive Energy tea from the same brand. This tea combines caffeinated black tea with Ashwaganda root for a powerful combination that will leave you feeling relaxed and energized instead of jittery from anxiety… In fact, I think I’m going to go make a glass now! I just sold myself…
No. 4. Daily Walks!
This is one of our simplest natural remedies for anxiety: go for a daily walk!
Here’s the thing about going for a walk: when we are walking slowly instead of running or moving fast, something very important happens to our brain. You see, anxiety is a process of being in “fight or flight” mode… The reason we feel anxious is because our bodies are convinced that there is something dangerous happening.
When we are walking, something happens to this “fight or flight” process…
Walking tells our body that “hey, everything is OK!”. It programs our physiology into believing that there is nothing wrong. If there was, then we would be running, right? Although running and exercise is also a powerful tool for overcoming anxiety, it is essential to mix in the power of going for a daily walk to tell our body “hey, everything is OK!” and help ourselves stay out of “fight-or-flight”. Sometimes, when we are in the midst of dealing with serious anxiety, it might be too much to ask ourselves to ALSO make a serious effort to learn how to workout properly… When this is the case, just going for a simple daily walk can be life changing.
If you can, go for a barefoot walk! This massages the most sensitive receptors in our body. It is like you have gone to a powerful massage therapist and experienced a wonderful foot massage (because you have!). Additionally, walking barefoot helps drain the lymph nodes inside of our feet and causes our bodies to de-toxify and process and release trauma or stress chemicals that have built up inside of our bodies. The power of going for a barefoot walk cannot be over-stated. Give it a try! I promise that it will not hurt as much as you might think. In fact, if you experience some pain, this means you need to go for a barefoot walk more than ever! This is the pain you feel from your lymph nodes receiving a much-needed massage… Just in the same way sore muscles in your body might feel pain if you go to the massage therapist after years of suffering.
Daily walks are an essential part of my daily routine of overcoming anxiety. Of course, if possible, go to nature and breathe deeply of the forest air! This will help you eliminate anxiety faster than you thought possible. It is essential.
No. 5. Mindset!
Although perhaps not the “quick fix” most people are looking for, this is huge and must be mentioned!
It is crucial to hone your mindset and turn it into a weapon that works FOR you instead of against you!
When we struggle with anxiety, we feel like a victim. In many cases, the reason you first developed anxiety might be the result of living in a traumatic home. If you are someone like me, you struggle with anxiety as a result of some other mental condition like being on the autism spectrum. Circumstances like this can make you feel like a victim! In many cases, perhaps you WERE the victim. If this is you, then I am really sorry for what you have been through! However, it is important to know that you can leave this trauma in the dirt where it belongs.
You are not a victim.
In fact, when we realize just how powerful we really are, everything changes.
You are a co-creator of your reality.
The world is not happening TO you.
YOU are happening to the world.
When you wrap your head around this truth, it changes your life. For me, I began to see how I was CREATING more anxious situations because I felt like this was where I needed to be… It is what felt normal. When we get stuck in these sorts of situations, we forget that it is not normal to be anxious. In fact, peace is what is normal. When we finally “get it” that we gravitate automatically towards where our bodies and minds are comfortable, we see how we continue to re-create the same patterns over and over again.
Here’s the truth: you CAN change this reality. You have that power. In fact, right now, you might be creating patterns in your life that continue to keep you stuck in an anxious cycle that you struggle to break-out of experiencing. Trust me, I have been there before myself! It can be tough to look in the mirror and understand that you have complete responsibility over your life…
Now, I am not saying that it is your FAULT that your life is how it is… In fact, it is certainly not your fault. You have suffered some sort of trauma in your life that placed you in exactly the situation you find yourself today. However, once you embrace your power, you now have the RESPONSIBILITY to change. You owe it to yourself.
You owe it to the world to find your voice and heal your life. There is so much that you can contribute.
There are thousands waiting for you to find your gift, your voice, and your message. If anything, you owe it to them to make this happen… No matter how hard it might be to change your mind about how your life works and operates.
No. 6. Counseling!
I have worked with the Talkspace Online Therapy service now for two years! It has been amazing.
Have you heard of Talkspace before? It is an online therapy app and website where you are matched with a therapist who is exactly suited for what you are struggling to overcome… This is a fantastic way to receive personalized help for whatever is happening in your life. Through Talkspace, I was able to find a therapist who specializes in helping adults who struggle with autism and similar issues. She has also helped me crush my anxiety, realize and accept that I am gay, heal from previous trauma in my life, and seriously educate my world-view and how I fit into my life. It has been amazing.
Again, we learn how to take that anxious energy and re-direct it into the excitement that it can become!
Although when we are in the midst of anxious energy, it can be impossible to understand that the grass IS greener on the other side. When anxious energy is present, there is also the energy of excitement. In fact, that is all that anxiety really is! It is excited energy that is harming you. Instead of being excited and filled with joy about the life you are experiencing, your brain is focused on the fearful and negative aspects of what might be lying ahead. Honestly, this is a normal reaction to “the unknown”. When we understand that it is a normal emotion, we might feel more empowered with our ability to change.
The methods here in this guide can help… However, at the end of the day, it is YOU who will do the healing. When you REALLY are ready to be free from anxiety, you will make the choice to dedicate yourself to destroying anxiety once and for all. Instead of just learning coping mechanisms for anxiety, you understand that you create your reality… If anxiety is present, it is ultimately our own choice. It is what we do with that energy that matters. Instead of suffering from anxious energy that is tearing you apart and causing health issues, you can re-direct that energy in a positive direction.
YOU have the power.
YOU can change your life.
It is time to decide and realize that you deserve to start overcoming anxiety and using that energy for positivity instead of letting it control your life.
Again, I was right where you might be today… If you need help, reach out to me! I am here. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions! I will be in touch <3