How Self Talk Can Help You Quell Anxiety and Find Personal and Professional Success

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Medical science has found that there are a few proven to fight the anxiety caused by stress. One way is treat is by making certain lifestyle changes, like maintaining a sensible diet and exercising on a regular basis. Another is make massages a regular part of your life as they have the effect of inducing the body’s relaxation response, a state where the body releases large quantities of calming hormones into the bloodstream.

And yet another is to use a cognitive behavior therapy technique called positive self-talk.

For those unfamiliar with the term, positive self-talk refers to the practice of making an active effort to adopt a more positive outlook on life. For example, the morning before an important work presentation, you may find yourself being wracked with anxiety due to the importance of the events and the prospect of speaking in front of your superiors.

If you don’t take steps to address your anxiety ahead of time, there is a good likelihood it could have a negative effect on your performance. However, if you use logic to dismantle your more outlandish concerns, realize that one bad presentation is extremely unlikely to result in your termination and the reality that you have given presentations in the past and have survived.

Ultimately, this kind of thinking will quell your nerves and increase your chances of achieving success.

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