Thursday, February 23, 2017
My blood pressure always goes up when I'm visiting my doctor. I know why. It's that scary feeling he's going to find something wrong with me. I should know better. I'm eating right, sleeping right and exercising right. That doesn't matter. Anxiety is something you can never fully control. I do something to minimize anxiety. It's called visualization. The idea is to imagine a future scenario in your mind with your eyes closed. Perhaps it's an exam in school or a meeting with the boss. Pay attention to all the details. The more vivid your mental picture, the easier it is to prepare yourself for the event. Make a list of all the test questions you see in your mental picture or all the things your boss may say to you. Preparedness trumps anxiety. Give it a try. Have a great day.