“Creating Enough Doubt Around The Irrational Story Can Alter Your Path Completely.”
During my anxiety recovery days I remember my personal mentor telling me something that to this day has made a lasting impression on me. He said ‘human beings don’t take the time to question their irrational thoughts, and that leads to problems.’ From that moment on I had a few deep realizations that I conjured up that would help my health anxiety and GAD greatly.
I realized that if we can pay great attention to one side of a story, we can also condition ourselves to listen intently onto the other side of the story
This never occurred to me during my 6 year struggle with health anxiety and GAD. I would also get emotional, in a self sabotaging way over every irrational, fear based thought I had. I beat myself up over why I thought and felt this way, and I blamed everyone from the big G, to my family for raising me in this manner.
Blaming people and coming up with excuses was easy, learning how to accept and reject a thought was challenging
So I chose the easy route, every time. Until I began to implement cross questions into my health anxiety and GAD recovery journey. Cross questions create cognitive and behavioural flexibility in a person. It gets them out of narrow minded thinking and into big picture thinking, and begins to eliminate the self doubt and fear people live with. With this said let’s get into it.
In episode #94 of the anxiety guy podcast we’re going deep into:
- Why cross questions work so well for health anxiety and GAD
- How one skill set learned and implemented right can change everything
- What kept me suffering from chronic anxiety without me even knowing it at the time