If you’re looking for tips on how to reduce anxiety, today’s episode of Dear Gabby will serve you greatly.
One of the biggest fears about anxiety is not knowing when it will subside. You can release that fear now by following my 5 solutions for stress and anxiety. When you follow these tips, you’ll feel secure and safe knowing that you have tools and a clear path to relief.
I created this Dear Gabby so that anyone who’s struggling with stress and anxiety can learn actionable tools for feeling more peace, grace and ease — starting today. Take a deep breath, press play and let me teach you how to reduce anxiety!
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- How to befriend your anxiety (this may sound odd, but it is far more effective than trying to “manage” your anxiety)
- How to stop “future tripping” in relationships … and give them a chance to succeed!
- Why it’s a total myth that you have to have everything figured out before you can help others (in fact, quite the opposite can be true!)
- How to reduce anxiety and stress related to finances
And you’ll hear a passage from my new Audible Original, How to Release Anxiety!
My New Project With Audible Originals
How to Release Anxiety is available now through Audible Originals, and it couldn’t have come out as a better time.
It was recorded at a live talk, and I was honored to support the audience by sharing my best tips for feeling at peace. As you’ll hear in today’s Dear Gabby, this is how the talk begins:
“Now more than ever, it’s go time. We all have to take responsibility for our inner condition. The conversation of anxiety is no longer something that we brush under the rug, push past, ignore or manage. Instead of managing our anxiety, I’m going to teach you how to befriend it.
That might sound a little alarming to you! You might think: I don’t want to be friends with my anxiety! That sounds like it really sucks! But what we resist will persist. What we push against will magnify. What we befriend can be set at ease.
We can view the anxiety in our life as a part of us that’s showing up to protect us from something. Maybe it’s there to reveal something to us. Maybe it’s there so that we can get more connected to what we truly need.
It’s only when we begin to turn inward and start to look at the anxiety that we can truly begin to live with grace and ease. Are you ready for that?” —from How to Release Anxiety
On today’s episode of Dear Gabby, I share another beautiful way to release anxiety and set yourself up for success every day: Develop a prayer practice using affirmation cards!
Every single morning, pull an affirmation from a deck of your choosing. You could even write down your own affirmations on strips of paper, put them all in a drawer and pull one out before you start your day. Turning to a random page in a prayer or self-help book will work too.
The practice is simply to open yourself up to guidance every day, and then trust that the Universe will show you the words you need to read.
Want to try it with me? Here’s a card I just pulled from my Universe Has Your Back deck:
You can use that affirmation ^^ as your spiritual guidepost for the next 24 hours. And you can use card-pulling as a daily ritual to get you into an energy of surrender, trust and connection with a higher power.
This feeling of alignment is the antidote to anxiety.
When we begin a practice of surrendering our anxiety, we can live with a much greater sense of freedom and ease—and we can become a grounding force for everyone around us!
Releasing anxiety is a spiritual practice, and I’m proud of you for committing to this work.
I’m honored I can support you with today’s Dear Gabby.
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The following are helpful resources and books I mention in the episode:
How to Release Anxiety is a really special collaboration I cooked up with Audible Originals. In just 90 minutes, you’ll learn how to:
- Soothe yourself in minutes using 5 simple techniques
- Understand what your anxiety really needs to be set free
- Design a sleep routine to help you get more peaceful rest
- Become a grounding presence for everyone around you
There are three ways you can listen to it now…
If you already have an Audible Plus membership, How to Release Anxiety is included and you can listen to it for free! (This offer is only available in the US; in other countries you may have to use a credit.)
If you don’t have an Audible Plus membership, you can sign up for a FREE 30-day trial and How to Release Anxiety will be included with your trial membership. Or you can purchase How to Release Anxiety directly from Audible.
Want even more support? I created the Miracle Membership to help you design a spiritual practice you can stick to—so you can feel connected, supported and inspired every day. Each week I deliver brand new workshops, guided meditations, community connection, and so much more. Plus, it’s easy to access on your phone, computer or tablet and I lead a different challenge each quarter. Click here to join.
These books will also help your anxiety:
You can check out my card decks here.
If you feel you need additional support, please refer to this list of mental health resources that my team and I put together for you.
This podcast is intended to educate, inspire and support you on your personal journey towards inner peace. I am not a psychologist or a medical doctor and do not offer any professional health or medical advice. If you are suffering from any psychological or medical conditions, please seek help from a qualified health professional.
Transcript coming soon…