Say This One Word to Move Past Worries That Get In Your Way!

Learning how to talk back to anxiety to help break free of it.

Posted Feb 14, 2018

What you say to yourself plays a HUGE influence on what you do (or don't do) in your life. There is a word that helps combat discouragement and turns potentially disastrous days into productive ones. It's good for your health, your self-esteem, and can make you a more productive, better person." The magic word is "Nevertheless." Here's some examples of how you can use it:

"I'm tired and I've earned the right to goof off. Nevertheless, I can get a few more things done and then relax." 

"It's very cold outside and I don't feel like walking today. Nevertheless, it's very important so I'm going to do it anyway."

"I'm upset and ice cream is my comfort food. Nevertheless, I will find a better way to deal with my feelings."

"I think I will fail this test but, nevertheless, I am going to start studying and give it my best."

If you try using this word in earnest you'll likely see its power. "Nevertheless" allows us to pause and realize that we have choices. There are always reasons (or excuses) to succumb to anxiety and to do what's unhealthy, unproductive, or morally questionable. Nevertheless, we can still choose to do the right thing!

You may question if the word, "nevertheless," will help you move past your anxiety and its related challenges. Nevertheless, if you give it a try, you will likely find that this word packs a lot of punch to knock out your anxiety.

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