You know, that feeling of "something is wrong" but you don't really know what, because everything is actually fine ...
I bet you do. Because if you have IBS, anxiety is so very common.
Join me in this video, taken from my monthly live Q&A inside the From The Gut Community, to find out how you can begin to get control over your morning anxiety.
My top 3 tips to manage anxiety while healing IBS:
1) Manage your mind: get started by watching the video above
2) Get inflammation coming from bacterial and yeast overgrowth under control
3) Correct nutrient deficiencies (this can be due to #2)
In this video, I dive into Strategy #1.
We all have, on average, at least 6,000 thoughts a day!
That doesn't mean they are all important or that we are even aware of them. But it just shows you how we can choose to focus and believe thoughts that either serve us or ones that sabotage our day.
For example, when you wake up feeling anxious and think "This is a problem" or "There's something wrong with me," this is one option . . .
If you're used to thinking this way, you might not realize that another thought is available to you. For example, you could choose to focus on a thought like this: "My feeling of anxiety is completely normal and ok" and "This is not a problem." Try these thoughts on next time you feel distraught.
You could also try to focus on how you feel in your physical body. Become a curious observer.
The more you practice this kind of mindfulness, the more you realize how much control you do have over your anxiety, even if you don't really believe it at first.
The feelings become less intense and overwhelming over time as you break your old thought patterns.
Beyond the 3 tips to manage anxiety mentioned at the beginning, it's important to note than an imbalance in thyroid hormones can lead to nervousness and mood changes as well.
Check your thyroid hormone levels, especially if there is any history of thyroid problems in your family. It is especially common in young females. Both hypo and hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety.
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