Anxiety can truly make life seem difficult at times, and if you’ve ever picked up a self-help book, you know that they can appear to be written in another language.
And if understanding them feels like a chore, how much help can they be? Seriously, how many of these books have we bought and never actually read?
While there are truly some gems of books and authors out there, not just anyone can make us feel related to, connected with, and truly understand why the hell our bodies feel out of whack.
This is why I am very excited to welcome Robert Duff to the show.
Robert Duff is a clinical psychologist and author from Southern California. His specialty is taking complex or intimidating psychological concepts and breaking them down into straightforward language.
He is the author of the Hardcore Self Help book series (these are self-help books for people that normally hate self-help books) and host of the Hardcore Self Help Podcast.
Today he shared his expertise on why anxiety exists, his very straightforward approach to anxiety, and his practical strategies to deal with our anxiety and live in this fast paced word.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Learning to be mindful and how creating a habit of simple journaling practices can help us take charge of our own feelings, so we don’t feel like we aren’t in control.
- How being attached to our phones can create a sense of urgency, and how to counteract this effect so we can reduce unnecessary anxiety.
- Why we have physical symptoms of anxiety and how breathing practices can help distract our anxiety filled thoughts so we can prevent feelings of overwhelm.