How to Defeat Mental Hurry/Anxiety

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Meditate.

Slow down.

Meditate.

Slow down.

Meditate.

Slow down.

Got it?

I am writing these words from Chiang Mai, Thailand at 1:20 AM on Friday morning. Jet lag got me.

Hey I left South Amboy, New Jersey at 9 AM on Monday and finally arrived at Chiang Mai - after 4 flights - at 8 AM on Thursday.

I am a bit behind.

But for one of the first times in my life I feel calm, despite being way behind on work. Usually I panic. My mind races forward. I worry, I feel anxious, I flip, trying to catch up.

But I: meditate, slow down. So all is good.

I meditate daily. Have done so for months.

AND I slow down each and every act. Literally. I write word by word, hearing each word.

I take hourly breaks to observe my feelings.

All good.

Mediate for 30 minutes daily.

Slow down each act.

Be at peace.

What tips can you add?

Oh yeah, I shared an image of me eating chicken and fried rice a few hours ago.

Late night grub at a Chiang Mai restaurant on the street
#defeat #hurry or anxiety #mental
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
      Originally Posted by TheMillionairesLife View Post

      Get a shrink
      LOL that can help too.....I prefer to meditate and slow down and pocket the $145 an hour
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  • Profile picture of the author James Fame
    Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

    Meditate.

    Slow down.

    Meditate.

    Slow down.

    Meditate.

    Slow down.

    Got it?

    I am writing these words from Chiang Mai, Thailand at 1:20 AM on Friday morning. Jet lag got me.

    Hey I left South Amboy, New Jersey at 9 AM on Monday and finally arrived at Chiang Mai - after 4 flights - at 8 AM on Thursday.

    I am a bit behind.

    But for one of the first times in my life I feel calm, despite being way behind on work. Usually I panic. My mind races forward. I worry, I feel anxious, I flip, trying to catch up.

    But I: meditate, slow down. So all is good.

    I meditate daily. Have done so for months.

    AND I slow down each and every act. Literally. I write word by word, hearing each word.

    I take hourly breaks to observe my feelings.

    All good.

    Mediate for 30 minutes daily.

    Slow down each act.

    Be at peace.

    What tips can you add?

    Oh yeah, I shared an image of me eating chicken and fried rice a few hours ago.

    Late night grub at a Chiang Mai restaurant on the street
    Patience by itself is an invaluable virtue, because having patience takes an understanding of current reality. Pity how only a few people will ever understand what that means.

    Nice post.

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    • Profile picture of the author jsla
      Mindfulness is a great practice, sounds like you are getting good at it!
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      • Profile picture of the author TatiW3B
        Love the advice. I am big into aromatherapy and I find that the properties of sage essential oil and lavender essential oil really help with calming anxiety. Combined with some frankincense and meditation, golden
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  • Profile picture of the author thevisionspeaks
    Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

    Meditate.

    Slow down.

    Meditate.

    Slow down.

    Meditate.

    Slow down.

    Got it?

    I am writing these words from Chiang Mai, Thailand at 1:20 AM on Friday morning. Jet lag got me.

    Hey I left South Amboy, New Jersey at 9 AM on Monday and finally arrived at Chiang Mai - after 4 flights - at 8 AM on Thursday.

    I am a bit behind.

    But for one of the first times in my life I feel calm, despite being way behind on work. Usually I panic. My mind races forward. I worry, I feel anxious, I flip, trying to catch up.

    But I: meditate, slow down. So all is good.

    I meditate daily. Have done so for months.

    AND I slow down each and every act. Literally. I write word by word, hearing each word.

    I take hourly breaks to observe my feelings.

    All good.

    Mediate for 30 minutes daily.

    Slow down each act.

    Be at peace.

    What tips can you add?

    Oh yeah, I shared an image of me eating chicken and fried rice a few hours ago.

    Late night grub at a Chiang Mai restaurant on the street
    Great post thank you for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author nicelife
    Get a high quality attention span.

    Focus is the key for me, I've trained myself to enter the zone and ignore the outside world and I love it!
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  • Profile picture of the author yoangov
    Well said!

    Spiritual growth have helped me big time to overcome many difficult moments of my life.

    I recommend everybody to at least read 1 book about spiritual growth, and meditation. I'm sure you'll love it!
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  • Profile picture of the author dmarc
    Listen to some classical music. I find then when my mind won't focus or I'm getting stressed, getting lost in some classical music always helps to calm me and helps me regain my focus.

    I'm not even really a fan of classical music, but I find it to be a VERY effective tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Love the response guys.

    Doing helps, as moving into action can quell your worst fears.

    Pulling back helps too.

    Finding the right balance between the two is liberating.

    Thanks all!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Benjamin
    Mental hurry and anxiety stems from not
    knowing what to expect...and expecting
    to expect the 'unknowable'.

    Meditation is something I practice almost
    daily, but as of now will be a part of my
    daily routine.

    As a trader...

    ...patience forces me to wait for the best
    set-ups...

    ...but TOO much patience (anxiety) can
    cause me NOT to pull the trigger.

    It's like the delicate window of opportunity
    a woman presents for you to 'make your
    next move'.

    ...you have to be patient for the window
    to open, but once it opens you must JUMP
    through it.

    Wait even a few seconds too long and
    your patience goes to waste.

    We call that, "lost opportunity".

    And few things in life hurts more than
    knowing you missed your chance.

    Most people LACK patience (making moves
    at the wrong time)...

    ...and some people have TOO MUCH (making
    NO moves at the RIGHT time)

    So the key is balance.

    Most people are OUT of balance, and either
    extreme does not serve them at all.

    This has been MY experience any way on
    both sides of the fence. I find the middle
    ground to be the BEST of both worlds.
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    • Profile picture of the author JagSEO
      Calming Down is a great mantra it will make your mind and the situation lighter. Just tell to yourself calm down calm down calm down you got it man calm down.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dorian Anthony
      Originally Posted by Joe Benjamin View Post

      Mental hurry and anxiety stems from not
      knowing what to expect...and expecting
      to expect the 'unknowable'.
      Very Good point Joe.

      Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
      Originally Posted by Joe Benjamin View Post

      Mental hurry and anxiety stems from not
      knowing what to expect...and expecting
      to expect the 'unknowable'.

      Meditation is something I practice almost
      daily, but as of now will be a part of my
      daily routine.

      As a trader...

      ...patience forces me to wait for the best
      set-ups...

      ...but TOO much patience (anxiety) can
      cause me NOT to pull the trigger.

      It's like the delicate window of opportunity
      a woman presents for you to 'make your
      next move'.

      ...you have to be patient for the window
      to open, but once it opens you must JUMP
      through it.

      Wait even a few seconds too long and
      your patience goes to waste.

      We call that, "lost opportunity".

      And few things in life hurts more than
      knowing you missed your chance.

      Most people LACK patience (making moves
      at the wrong time)...

      ...and some people have TOO MUCH (making
      NO moves at the RIGHT time)

      So the key is balance.

      Most people are OUT of balance, and either
      extreme does not serve them at all.

      This has been MY experience any way on
      both sides of the fence. I find the middle
      ground to be the BEST of both worlds.
      Great points Joe!

      Too much patience, aka "Fear of....(insert your fear here)"....cripples many. I like slowing down, but acting inspired.

      Present-mindedness helps all fall into place nicely.

      Example; now I could have hopped on WF, responded with a few lines, and left the site.

      Because I was present, I became aware of the hurried, "I do not have enough time" energy, faced, embraced and released it.

      Now, because I had that expanded awareness, I created 1 post on the Main Forum, and will create 1 on this Mind forum now, to keep to my intent of 2 new posts daily, created on WF.

      Thanks for the power share!
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  • Profile picture of the author tobyjensen
    Love the slow down. To add to it – have a plan already in place that you know will work and can rely on.

    If you don’t have a plan – have the ability to figure things out to get a plan. This allows your ego something to hold onto to let you stay slowed down. And was mentioned by the trader, slow down is internal. It doesn’t necessarily mean to mow your lawn very slowly. You can mow your lawn slowly or not - just stay slow inside if you mow it fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author ZedyDiamond
    Well said OP! I do get relaxed with meditating
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  • Profile picture of the author tobyjensen
    What do you do when you can't slow down? Or when slowing down doesn't work anymore? That is the real question!
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  • Profile picture of the author Aniblow
    It makes sense to know when to slow down,
    else your system might just shut down when
    it's overstretched.
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  • Profile picture of the author dndoseller
    I would add...

    Bet still, be quiet, walk in nature.

    Be open, release, let go.

    Breath.

    Appreciate.

    "Be still and know that I am God"

    "You need only be still and God will fight your battles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aurelijus
    I find taking baby-steps eliminates panic and anxiety. Split up your big tasks into small ones. Write a list. Take 10 minute breaks to meditate. Drink plenty of water. BREATHE.
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  • Profile picture of the author blackbodhisattva
    About 12+ years ago my friends predicted I'd have a heart-attack by the age I am now based on how stressed I got about silly things. So glad about 10+ years ago I found Eastern Philosophy and a weekly meditation practice (used to be daily) prevented that from happening.
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