30-Second Cure for Anxiety from Honest Abe

the corner of panic and calm

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because rose bushes have roses.—Abraham Lincoln

I love this quote from our 16th president. It goes right to the core of conquering anxiety and depression. When you change your thoughts you change your life, and changing a pessimistic thought into a optimistic one is at the heart of positive self talk—exactly what you need on a particularly bad day.

Even if you’re not terrific at moving from negative to positive, you can talk yourself down from the ledge by just observing your thoughts as a distant outsider. Watch how you think—even rate your thoughts from good to bad—then let them pass.

Try it and see…..

 
Copyright 2015 Michelle Kerrigan

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