Zenarchism: Identifying Schemas and Organizing Chaos

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Whenever you are having uncontrollable bouts of anxiety, panic attacks, fits of obsessive-compulsive behavior, etc. Just remember this simple strategy that I use to overcome Howard Hughes levels of a crippling anxiety disorder. The first question is to ask yourself, “What is making me anxious?” Then ask yourself that again and again because at this point your brain will say anything that is tied to anxiety, for all you know, it could be that the sun is yellow and the sky is blue. The next question you need to ask yourself is, “Why does this make me anxious?” Which your brain will come up with endless pessimistic nearly fatalist scenarios in which nothing but the utmost extreme of horrors could happen. The next thing you need to do is laugh really hard at your own fear, laugh at the greatest dangers imaginable, just laugh before asking yourself the next question you need to ask yourself is, “Is this really worth getting this upset over?” If the end result of your anxiety isn’t the certain doom of yourself and others around you, you have nothing to worry about. The next schema I will be introducing is if your brain does tell you people will die, which is something that people with the most extreme anxiety disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder suffer from daily, which you need to remember they won’t die because you’re not the master of their destiny, they are. The fact that you can’t control them benevolently or organize the chaos that is their lives is truly bringing out disorder and chaos in you. As an OCD sufferer, I know this firsthand about myself to be true. The best thing you can do is admit to being anxious, that you may be suffering from magical thinking, that you may be obsessive, you may be compelled to do things, and all those things are normal for it’s all apart of the normal human experience, maybe not ever human is the same way you are but that’s okay because everyone is unique in their own way, some more than others. Do you want to know a famous person who suffers from an Anxiety Disorder? Leonardo Dicaprio. Leo suffers from OCD. Do you think there’s something wrong with Leo? No? Then why is there something wrong with you. Don’t let anxiety control you, you control anxiety. Embrace anxiety for all it’s worth then let it go.

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