If you want to know how to deal with anxiety and depression, you are spoilt for choice.
How many tools for how to deal with anxiety are available to us today? 😳
You can sit in meditation. Stretch yourself in yoga. Write in a gratitude journal. Talk to a life coach. Get a therapist. Read a self-help book. See a bodyworker. Wrap yourself in yoga beads. Clothe yourself in white. Slide a yoni egg up in you. Place crystals around your house. Write down your goals. Say affirmations in the mirror. Listen to motivational videos on YouTube. Vibrate to sound healing. Clean your chakras. Get reiki. Visit a conference or two. Attend a networking event.
And so much more.
I used to find all the different options overwhelming… but the tools I share in Rageheart made most everything else irrelevant.
Whenever I hear about another technique or approach for dealing with anxiety or depression, my first thought is always…
How does this compare to working directly with my nervous system and fight-or-flight response?
Because here’s the thing:
To me, nervous system dysregulation is the root problem in most cases… so if a given technique ain’t helping with that, it’s a waste of time.
It’s just like how if my toilet’s blocked, I don’t care about getting a shiny new mirror, some fancy-smelling shampoo or even a jacuzzi with 182 jets.
If my toilet’s blocked, that takes priority. All the other shit (😏) is a distraction and a waste of time.
If you’re more interested in jacuzzis, mirrors and shampoo, keep doing what you’re doing.
But if you want a clean toilet in your house (aka. your body), you gotta work with your nervous system and fight-or-flight response 🧬
Here’s how to do that:
P.S. If you know anyone else who’s sick of the self-help supermarket and wasting time on techniques and approaches that don’t work very well, refer them to The Daily Rage (this email newsletter) and give them a set of tools that make just about everything else irrelevant.