Calming Your Anxious Thoughts (MH Lesson)
Anxiety changes the way you think and feel. When you are anxious, it is easier to look at everything with a negative view and imagine unpleasant and frightening things are about to happen. Anxious thinking is filled with worry, apprehension, obsessive thoughts, and ruminations about the future. Anxious thinking is distorted thinking and creates an expectation the worst will happen, allows worry to set in prematurely, and encourages a belief that coping with the situation will be difficult. Unrealistic and negative thinking can needlessly trigger anxiety and compromise your emotional health. Learn what fuels your anxious thoughts, how to counter those patterns, and ten skills to help you face your fears.