The demands you put on yourself can create more pressure than you know how to handle. Break the cycle of anxiety by changing the way you respond to stress.
By: Deepak Chopra
Anxiety is like a shortcut. When faced with uncertainty, the normal response is to stop, consider what might happen, and make a decision based on the best prediction you can make. But the anxious person doesn't go through this process; they jump right towards feeling afraid. No one enjoys uncertainty. There is always a tinge of anxiousness when you don't know what the future holds. But going straight into fear is the worst way to handle the situation because fear is almost never a good advisor. It blocks clear decision-making, and exaggerates the risks and dangers that might lie ahead.
If you are an anxious person, you need to stop making the leap into fear. But how do you do that? It requires a new way of approaching uncertainty. Life is always uncertain, and until you can embrace this fact, you will imagine risks, dangers, and threats that never materialize. Yet, suffering in your imagination is just as painful—perhaps more painful—since dealing with a crisis is always easier than waiting for one in a state of dread.
The Anxious Self Many spiritual traditions speak of separation as the real cause of human misery. Separation can mean being apart from God, your soul, or the higher self. But the terminology isn’t important; even the word "spiritual" isn't crucial. What is crucial is that people are divided inside. One part of the self opposes another part. With guilt, the good fights against the bad. With anxiety, the strong part of the self is at war with the weak part.
Worrying is hard to overcome because in a strange way, it actually makes a lot of sense to your mind. First, you imagine risks and sometimes you are right. So, how do you overcome anxiety when you don't even think it's a problem?
By: Deepak Chopra
Worrying is such a prevalent habit that many worrywarts don't recognize themselves as anxious. In fact, many worriers often feel justified. Why not turn the car around to double check that the doors are locked? Why not worry about how unsafe the world is because of global warming and terrorism?, Convinced of its own beliefs, worry is anxiety backed up by excuses invented by the mind.
Worriers Believe They're Doing Good. In a strange way, worriers believe they are doing something good by protecting ourselves and others from danger. Since our minds are filled with every conceivable risk, we wind up being right some of the time. Like hoarders who never throw anything out, worriers uses the same logic. If one item proves useful, it justifies keeping a hundred that aren't. We don't see the obvious: worrying about ninety-nine useless things is a waste of time and emotion. But until we can accept this fact, we will feel justified.
At times, life's everyday stressors can send you into a tailspin. But if you always let your emotions rule, your body won't remember to calm down.
By Deepak Chopra
Fear is a natural reaction built into the mind-body system triggered by danger. After
the danger is past, so is the fear response. But when fear spreads out into a general condition, it becomes a mysterious thing: anxiety. Anxious people are afraid even though there is nothing "out there" to be afraid of. Others overreact to triggers that ordinarily should be fairly easy to handle, such as being left alone for a day on their own. Still others are nearly paralyzed by highly specific phobias such as fear of heights, open spaces or insects. What is going on and what can we do about it?
Record numbers of people in modern society, predominantly women, suffer from mild to extreme anxiety. Billions of dollars are spent every year on tranquilizers to treat this condition, yet as the doctor writes out a prescription, he knows that the cause of the condition is unknown. Since human beings have lived with the fear response before recorded history, there should be a way to heal anxiety, and perhaps the best way to approach the mild-to-moderate types is not as a disease, but as a challenge. In anxious people, fear is allowed to roam freely; we can truly say that fear rules the mind. Yet it should be that you use your emotions, not that they use you. The challenge is to bring the fear response back under control. Otherwise, anxiety becomes ingrained and over time will spiral downward. The anxious person begins to be afraid of being afraid, because she knows that she has no power against it.
There are half a million residential strata lots in British Columbia, commonly known as condominiums and townhomes, in addition to commercial and mixed use stratas.
A strata subdivides a property into...
Written by: Kristen White
Over 1/3 of all households in British Columbia are rented according to the Residential Tenancy Branch, there are approximately 25,000 arbitrated tenancy disputes every year in BC....
A good Home Inspector is honest and detailed, but, there are six hiddenproblems that even the most detailed Home Inspector may not find.
By: ABM Environmental Inc., Vancouver, BC
1. Former Marijuana Grow Operations
The vast majority of former marijuana grow operations have never been found or known by police. Many people are living in former grow ops without even knowing it. The former growers often cover the mold up but do not re-mediate it properly. The problem is almost impossible to detect by the home inspector. The only sure way to know if there are elevated levels of mold that may pose a health risk is to test the air for mold. The tests ensure the home does not contain toxic black mold common in former grow operations.
2.Leaks And Flooded Areas That Were Not Restored Properly
Whether it is a flooded basement, a burst pipe, or an overflowed bath tub, floods do happen often. These floods if not dried properly will leave behind hidden mold. It’s important to ensure the home does not contain toxic levels of hidden mold from past floods by simple testing.
3. Former Leaky Condos With Elevated Levels Of Mold Still In The Building
Often after leaky condo restoration work is complete, mold testing is not done to verify if mold spores are at a safe level. Mold can contaminate the interior living areas of the building during the remediation process. Unsafe levels of mold may remain within the building long after leaky condo repairs are completed. Elevated levels of mold pose a health risk.