How to Turn Anxiety Into Excitement With One Simple Step! by Kelli Porcaro

Mindfulness
7 years ago

How to Turn Anxiety Into Excitement With One Simple Step!

"Oh my gosh. I'm so anxious! Oh wait, wait! Make that, I feel so excited!!"

According to a study conducted by Harvard Business School professor Alison Wood, replacing "I feel anxious" with "I'm excited" creates an opportunity mindset versus a mindset that seeks to protect (threat). 

I actually tried this out last week on my way to a big meeting. At first it made me laugh, which was already better than sweating from feeling anxious! As I sat in this re-claimed feeling of excitement, I noticed my mind racing to explore the possibilities. I imagined the conversation and considered the possible next steps and plans. Naming your emotions increases your self awareness, helping you make the best possible decisions. Go ahead and try it! I'm EXCITED to hear how it goes!

Read more about this study here

Elisa Schmitz
Aaaah! This is so smart, Kelli Schulte! I love how you can turn that anxious feeling into a positive in one simple step. Thank you!
Jan Mostrom
Such a simple and awesome idea Kelli Schulte! Thanks so much for your awesome tips!

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