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Hey, this is Matt. Welcome to the training video on “How I Personally Overcame Anxiety. Now, this training video is not going to be on how you should overcome anxiety, and it’s certainly not on how everyone should overcome anxiety.
It’s just basically what I’ve done, what I’ve implemented in my lifestyle, to get rid of generalized anxiety and social anxiety, which used to plague my life.
So number one, subconscious reprogramming.
1. Subconscious Reprogramming
So check this out. This right here is called a Bluetooth sleep mask. So, what it does is you can listen to subliminal messages and guided meditations online.
You can do this when you’re taking a nap or when you’re sleeping, and that’s what I do.
I also use regular Bluetooth headphones and listen to subliminal messages when I’m working.
So, my favorite lady is named Kelly Howell. I think her website is called brainsync.com.
If you search Kelly Howell on iTunes, you can find her whole entire library on there.
So, what it is, is it’s really relaxing sounds of nature, like the ocean, the forests, just rain, really cool background sounds.
And underneath those sounds are subliminal messages.
So, they use these really positive affirmations that it bypasses your conscious mind, but your subconscious mind still hears it. So it essentially, by listening to this over and over repeatedly, you’re going to reprogram your subconscious mind.
And at least for me, I found that it has made me much more relaxed, really balanced and centered and just super positive.
I used to worry a lot and now I don’t worry at all anymore.
And I really think this is the foundation of my treatment is the subliminal messages.
So check that out if it resonates with you.
And now let’s go to number two. All right, and number two is exercise.
I find that if I slack off on exercising, pretty soon, anxiety will start to resurface. But when I’m exercising at least two to three days a week and especially four days a week, my mood is so much better.
Exercise increases endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, GABA, oxytocin, and something called brain-derived neurotrophic factor.
So, when you’re igniting all these awesome neuro-chemicals naturally, it’s just basically neuro-vitality and it’s brain bliss.
It improves all types of anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders.
So that’s number two, highly recommend it.
Number three is nutrition.
Years ago, I read a really cool book, highly recommend this, it’s called The Mood Cure, and it’s by Julian Ross.
In this book, the whole entire thing is dedicated to improving mood disorders or even reversing them using nutrition, supplementation, and other lifestyle hacks.
What I found is that when I’m eating a lot of junk, my mood sucks.
But when I’m eating a mostly organic, whole food diet, it’s not perfect, but I eat probably 70 to 80% really clean foods.
So things like really healthy sources of protein, healthy fats, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, while also decreasing a lot of the yucky stuff or totally eliminating some of it, it really helps my mood.
Number four is sleep.
I find that for my personal biochemistry when I’m getting to bed in between 9:30 and 11 pm on a consistent basis, that’s when I have either a total relief of anxiety or maybe just a little bit here and there.
But everyone’s biochemistry is different.
So, different people are going to have different sleep cycles that work best for them.
Some people feel the best when they go to bed at 2:00 am and sleep until 10:00.
For me personally, I feel like 9:30 to 11:00 and then wake up between 6:00 and 7:00 am.
But that’s me personally, but make sure you’re getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep, and figure out through research trial and error, which time to go to bed and how many hours of sleep you need to feel your best.
Number five is sunlight.
There’s an epidemic in America right now where people are deficient in vitamin D. It’s because our ancestors were hunters and gatherers.
And they were outside in the sun all day every day and they lived outside too.
So, they were out there all the time getting lots of vitamin D, which is essential for mood for reducing anxiety, for getting healthy sleep, for pain relief.
So nowadays, we live indoors, a lot of people work indoors, hang out indoors. So, a lot of people aren’t getting enough vitamin D.
So, one way you can do that is to get sunlight every day.
Probably only takes 10 to 20 minutes of direct sunlight to get enough vitamin D.
But most people aren’t even getting that or they’re wearing a bunch of sunscreen even if they’re going out in the sun for an hour.
So you know, be careful, you don’t want to get skin cancer, you don’t want to get too much sun.
All you really need is a little bit, especially if you have pale skin.
If you have dark tan skin, pigmentation color, you might need to get 20 or 30 minutes a day.
But if you’re not getting enough sunlight, make sure you supplement with a vitamin D3 supplement.
Most health experts nowadays are recommending people that don’t get adequate sunlight to supplement with that.
And that brings us to number six, which is actually on supplements.
So, there’s probably hundreds of different supplements that can help with anxiety. And there’s definitely a dozen or two of my favorite ones in the top six as well.
But everyone’s different.
So, your anxiety might be a serotonin deficiency or might be just the way you use your brain, just the way you think about things.
It might be from a GABA deficiency.
Probably your anxiety is from a whole plethora of different things that are attributing to it.
It’s a very complex disorder.
So, work around with different supplements.
Those are the ones — and magnesium too –those are the ones that work best for me whenever I need to take them.
Doesn’t mean they’re going to work for everyone, doesn’t mean they’re going to work for you.
But just know that there’s a lot of different supplements that you can use that can help with anxiety.
I wouldn’t just rely on supplements alone, I would come up with your own list of things, combination is how it’s going to help you the most to overcome anxiety.
Number seven is journaling.
So, the first thing I do when I wake up as I go over to my coffee machine and I make some really good dark roast organic single estate coffee.
And then I sit down and I chug a big glass of water.
Then I start sipping on my coffee, and I write down in my journal as many things as I can feel grateful for.
So, every morning before I do anything, before I checked my email, before I go on Facebook, before I do anything, I’m writing a bunch of different things I’m grateful for.
And I do the same thing before I go to bed.
Right before you go to bed, you want to prime your subconscious mind to kind of chew on and digest the thing you did right before bed.
So I gratitude journal right before bed and right when I wake up, and that really helps me.
And finally, number eight is meditation.
So again, I put this Bluetooth sleep mask on, and I’ll meditate but I don’t do regular meditations where you’re just quiet and you focus on your breath, maybe you use a mantra or something like that.
I also go to Kelly Howell’s website or iTunes account where she’s got these amazing guided meditations.
So, before I was talking about the ones with the subliminal messages, so I do those during the daytime while I’m working.
And I don’t use the sleep mask for that.
I have other Bluetooth noise canceling headphones.
But when I want to do a meditation during the morning, or maybe at night, right before bed, I’ll do one of her guided meditation.
So, there’s so many different types of meditation.
I find that for me, Kelly Howell’s guided meditations work the best.
It’s just her voice is so soothing, the background audio is just so relaxing.
It’s easy for me using the sleep mask, and Kelly Howell’s stuff to get into deep meditation, and I just feel so rested and rejuvenated.
So again, this is just the top eight things that I do to prevent anxiety and to– you know, my mood is so much more balanced.
A few years ago, I wouldn’t even have been able to make a video like this because I would have had way too much anxiety that people are looking at me and people are going to judge me.
But my generalized anxiety is gone, my social anxiety is gone. They resurface every once in a while, but when they do, it’s really, really minor and it usually passes.
It’s really transient and it just goes away or I know what to take nowadays, I know maybe make a chamomile tea with for tea bags of chamomile tea infused with some CBD oil.
Or maybe I take a big old dose of passion flower extract with some lemon balm.
I have so many tools and resources now that I know about.
No More Anxiety!
And finally, you know, I’m 39 years old. And it was only a few years ago that I really started to get the hang of it.
Maybe about seven years ago is when I started to reduce it a lot.
A few years ago, I almost completely eliminated it and now it’s just, you know, I don’t consider myself to have an anxiety disorder whatsoever.
I just feel like a normal regular person now and it’s so amazing.
So, if you have anxiety or if you know people that have anxiety, and you’re watching this for them, make sure you see these things, if any of them resonate with you go ahead and try them out.
This is just a great place to start.
Again, people’s anxiety disorders are different… people are different.
So, this list right here isn’t going to work for everyone.
It might work for a lot of people, so just pick and choose the ones that resonate with you most.
It’s a great place to start!
And thanks for watching the video.
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If you’re interested in learning more, I made another video called Top Supplements For Anxiety During Opiate Addiction Recovery.
It has the specific supplements that I see helping the most amount of people.