‘You are anxious because you are not trying hard enough to fight it’
This statement is a MYTH. This is what we are told many a times about our anxiety. Not only others, we often berate and blame ourselves for not trying hard enough to stop our anxieties.
The truth is more we try to stop or fight anxiety, stronger it becomes.
This is so, because, when we fight or try hard to stop our anxiety, we invest our emotional energy into it. Greater the emotional energy invested, faster is the rate at which the anxiety will grow.
Key is to let the thoughts that provoke anxiety, come and go. Do not invest your emotional energy in them. Do not try to stop them. Do not try to fight them.