The antidote to anxiety is action

No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen. — Alan Watts

Anxiety adversely affects your health and mental well being and slowly poisons relationships.

Worry is addictive because it seduces you into thinking you are solving a problem by chewing on it and exploring all the terrible things that could go wrong in your head. There’s an illusion of action, but in reality, you are standing still and stressing out.

The antidote to anxiety is action. Write down what could go wrong and what could go right. After each bullet point write down the next step or something proactive you can do about it. Some bullets will be actionable and some won’t be. File away the non-actionable outcomes and focus on the results you can prepare for, optimize for or prevent.

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