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Are You Feeling Anxious?

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Cindy Wolk-Weiss
Embrace your Authentic Self
Anxiety is so prevalent that at times you may not even know you are feeling anxious! We are experiencing much anxiety in our world. Join me as I show you how to work with feelings of anxiety.
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56 reflections
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Kelsey
Coping with Anxiety
I learned that anxiety can take on many faces two of such being binge eating and lashing out at others. It’s important to check in with ourselves several times throughout the day to see how both our bodies and minds feel. It’s amazing how a short three minute break can shift perspective.
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Riley
Anxiety
I learned to check in on how my body reacts to my anxiety; and to see how my mind does too.
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Heather
Feeling anxious
I noticed I do a LOT of those things when I’m anxious - clench my jaw, snack on foods and get cranky and take it out on others (sorry husband). Maybe reaching for a good cup of tea or taking a quick walk is better in many cases. Sometimes I’m anxious - out of habit - and I don’t even know it. It’s important for me to check in with my body now that I know these signs.
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Margot
anxiety
i 100% do all those things such as clenching my jaw and not being able to focus my breathing i also sweat a lot like stress sweat so this really allowed me to see almost physically my anxiety and how to be present in the moment instead of freaking out.
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Melanie
Anxiety,depression or what?
I learned that sometimes I mistake my anxiety with other feeling and that sometimes I mistake my depression with anxiety
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Karina
Life coaching
I learned that I need to acknowledge when anxiety is present
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Audrey
Anxiety
I learned that I need to know how anxiety affects me/how anxiety presents itself in order to calm it
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Roxanne Faye
Anxiety Realization
I realized that sudden bouts of anxieties happen to me everyday. May it be because of overthinking or thoughts about fear. And instead of fighting my way to get pass by it, I drowned myself into food and negativity. As a result, I became an obese and pessimistic person. But now I've proved that it was all in the mind. Stop overthinking! It'll never do you any good and it'll only make matters worst! And instead of turning around from fear, go ahead and face it! Conquer it, befriend it! Because when you do, it'll teach you limitless possibilities! 💪🏻
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Patton
Anxiety
I learned that I need to slow down and realize where my anxiety is coming from and not build it up in my head so much. I also need to realize if I’m truly hungry or just comforting myself. I also need to take time to meditate and calm myself down in the busy day.
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Grace
When I’m sad
I learned that there’s a lot more to life then being sad and there no point in staying sad forever
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Courtney
Anxiety struggles
I’ve had anxiety for many years now and have tried countless ways to help ease myself to a much calmer state of mind but nothing seemed to work, everything that they suggested in this video I had tried and haven’t come out feeling any better. But after listening to many of the mindfulness audios about anxiety I have come to realise that these are the only things that help me become less anxious. It’s actually changed my life.
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Molly
Anxiety
I learned that patience plays a huge role in anxiety and if you take a few seconds to check your body and to check your surroundings, you’ll make wiser and better choices on how to handle your anxiety.
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Johnny
Checking In
This is a very wonderful , helpful and very useful tool, checking into how the body reacts to anxiety and stress... Checking into the breath throughout the day. Is a great way to change the bodies reaction to the impulses it’s receiving due to the anxiety and stress... Instead of going to food it taking it out on others, two of my usual reactions to stress, I am going to check in more often to how my body is feeling and take actions to fix the problem, not mollify it temporarily... Peace...
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Jen
Anxiety
I liked how she discussed grounding and focusing on reality; like touching the earth and breathing correctly.
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Sasha
It was soothing
Anxiety should not be handled by eating and so if you have anxiety just breathe.
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Theresa
Refreshed
Checking in with myself throughout the day is important. I’m taking care of myself is just as important as taking care of others.
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Mercedes
Finding this source
I never thought about this, but I just learned on how to find out the source. Before I’d try to keep it down by pushing it to the side and keep going (part of the “suck it up” mentality I grew up with). I never thought to actually confront it physically, where I feel it in the body, and mentally, what are the triggers. I really like this approach and by doing this then maybe I can see if breathing will calm me down a little bit better.
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Dorothy
Thought Provoking
I really enjoyed this session it broaden my mind more it helped me to understand my ways and why I am the way that I am I highly recommend this session to anyone and everyone
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Ida
A constant companion
I’ve been anxious for so many years that it’s become a norm for me, so checking in on whether I feel anxious will be helpful. Constant anxiety is not good for my health, even if it’s something I’ve used to. However, the advice on so-called ”emotional eating” was more harmful than helpful for me, as I tend to restrict my eating when anxious. Food, even treats and ”comfort food”, are medicine when you’ve survived a restrictive eating disorder, so I really shouldn’t second-guess my hunger signals or even cravings.
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Kayla
Anxiety
I learned that I tense up my shoulders when I am anxious. I learned that disorder makes me anxious.
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Erin
Feeling stressed out
I am tried & hot I am not feeling well my chest is sore i really need my therapy time & meditate & write my journal
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Suanne
Noticing Anxiety and Easing Anxiety
What causes anxiety? For me, I am very aware and I know what causes my anxiety at this moment — I have a major exam today, and I am in a (metaphorical) life-or-death situation: If I do not ace this exam, I have to repeat my entire course year at university — something which I am actively avoiding. The weight and significance of this exam hence affects my emotions and state of being greatly. What I learnt: Notice how the anxiety is affecting my state of being — mind, body and spirit. For me, when I am anxious, my mind becomes paralysed; physically, I would chronically vomit (multiple times within an hour) and have diarrhoea — this happens pior to exams, and when I have a full day of lectures and seminars back-to-back without even a lunch break. Ways to reduce anxiety: Deep breathing, and be mindful of one's breath often, through out the day, every day. When one is anxious, one is often short of breath. I shall try listening to this whenever anxiety and panic attack hits before every test, big or small.
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Maud
Becoming
Noticed that I find joy in relaxing my body this way and perhaps I should practice this once stressed or anxious.
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Candy
Stress
I would stress all over so how do I find a way to release it all along with the pain and illness… My stress is more of the love I care for my daughter and see her in misery. I’d love to see her happy, genuinely happy even on a bad day.
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Cam
Day 13
I ruminate and spiral. I tend to reserve and take out stress on others when deep down I am not reserved and very kind. Maybe it’s my new job. Or lack of being in school bc finances. Or the fear of love instead of the courage with my lady. I know who I am and these stresses will pass. I love Kaylee so much I never want to hurt her. I love my career now and want to be successful. And I will continue my education. Stress hits every one. Happiness is a choice.
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Susie
Problems with guilt.
I felt anxious. I noticed that I feel guilty about everything. I feel guilty when I try to treat myself and not do anything for others, when I stay home and when I go out. I also feel guilty when I’m sick and I can’t take care of others,all of this guilt has taken a drastic toll on my health and the guilt just gets worse.
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Sharmain
I am anxious
I like this practice because it taught me that one step to relieve anxiety is to first realize and acknowledge that you feel anxious. I guess most of the times that we are so busy that we don’t even know how really busy we are that we tend to cause ourselves so much stress. However, acknowledging the presence of anxiety is not enough, this practice also calls for an action so we can really relieve ourselves from all the anxiousness we sometimes create ourselves, in our minds.
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Debb
Anxiety
I like the different suggestions Cindy Wolk-Weiss offered to release a feeling of anxiety in this life coaching session. However, I wish I knew how to prevent it entirely. Invariably when I recognize the feeling of anxiety, I feel a sense of guilt - guilt that I am not believing in the blessings that await me. It’s a viscous circle. 🤷‍♀️
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Ed
Tips. Stop, check, breathe, play w Dollie, stretch, short walk
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Dorothy
My heart is still pounding
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Kiri
Just breathe deeply when you feel anxious. Check in with yourself throughout the day to see how you are feeling.
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JoAnne
To breath and ground yourself
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I might have been having anxiety longer than I thought
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Torri
Checking In
I learned that I need to start checking in with myself. Checking my breath, the tension in my body. Release and relax.
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yewande
breathe
I learned that I need to start checking in on myself and being aware of my present state
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Alex
Worries
I learned that the daily and momentary worries I have are like a bear chasing me, however, I can choose whether or not to join the chase.
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John
I will check in Daily
I should add some time in my calendar to check on breath throughout day.
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Maggie
Anxiety
I clinch up, short breathing. Anxiety lives in my chest and in my head and makes it foggy
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Sonia
Paranoid
If I’m alone or in a dark room and I hear or feel something I can feel my heart start to race desperate for someone to come in the room or see light
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Jeanisse
Know yourself
Often times, we feel anxious through out the days, and we might not even understand why. Anxiety shows itself in different ways so it's good to know yourself -the patterns. How do you feel when waking up? While driving? Are you irritated often? Do you overeat? Do you not eat at all? When you have been able to pinpoint these things, learn to ground yourself; live for the now. It is not easy for me to say this, but we have to continuously reassure ourselves that everything will be fine; ground yourself!
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Olivia
Not comfortable
I need freedom. I can’t be stuck at home. I feel claustrophobic and I can’t do anything to help myself because I’m stuck in this place in my mind that has me trapped.
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Ben
New to meditation
I learned that with practice meditation is a skill that can help both physically and mentally.
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William
Anxious
Cindy, great! Simple and meaningful! Remember to stop the day, locate the anxious source, and find the breath! Thanks.
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Bimmbie
Anxiety
When I am stressed, I have a reaction that is helpful but I just need to take a deep breath and calm myself to take my mind off it.
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Melissa
Anxiety
I felt where the anxiety was felt in my body and I hope it leads to how to change it. I also was able to question my set why does this bother you.
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Stacii
Anxious
I feel this way when i have negative thoughts or lingerning thoughs about some bad that happened that could happen again
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Stacii
Anxious
Also my chest tightens and i experience chest pains. I try to think positive thoughts, go outside for some fresh air and try to do some yoga. Also i try to play some games
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Grace
Anxiety
I noticed it in my mind. By calling it out I was then able to feel my shallow breathing, the tension in my teeth, jaw, face. By the end I was feeling it coursing through my body, but recognizing it, I took charge of my breath and thoughts, marshaling them back home quietly, soothingly.
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Carl
Bad practice
I noticed that I haven’t been centring and checking in when I feel anxiety. I need to put the work in on myself to get out of this pit.
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Julie
Anxiety
I have always had a tendency to worry, sometimes about trivial matters. During the course of this pandemic my anxiety levels have spiked due to concerns reference my job and my elderly mother's health issues.
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Aeliana
anxiety
I learned that my body reacts incredibly to my anxiety and it’s important to take a moment and locate the source of my anxiety and where i’m feeling it in my body. it’s important to acknowledge it and and understand it.
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Laura
Anxiety
My anxiety has almost disappeared from my life. Which is amazing. Somehow I was able to manage it with breathing techniques and No meds which never worked for me. Not sure if anxiety will ever come back but for now is 110% under control:)
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Art
Anxiety and sadness
I hold my tension in my chest and belly. Stopping and checking in helps. Deep breathing helps.
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Corry
Anxiety
I feel my anxiety in my chest and stomach, and find myself grinding my teeth. My goal is to recognize the early onset of anxiety so that I can take a time-out moment to refocus the energy into something beneficial. Baby steps...
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Heidi
Anxiety
I learned not to reach for food when I am anxious. I need slow down and discover what I am really feeling. Walk out of the kitchen and find another self soothing activity.
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Aisha
I noticed that I hold anxiety everywhere. I’m worried
About things that may or may not come. I don’t live in the Now. But I will get there by • focusing on the present • being hyper aware of what im feeling • letting my brain have its thoughts and Just observing it