Where is your attention focused when you are around other people?
If you have anxiety, you may find that your attention is so focused on either how you appear physically to others, or the potential threats in your environment that you lose sight of being in the moment, and learning from that experience.
Understanding where your attention is directed enables you to then implement ways to help you to focus on the task at-hand, rather than constantly being on the look-out for threats. That is not to say that you shouldn’t be aware of potential dangers, it is about helping you to recognize that where you direct your attention could make your anxiety worse…
Let’s take a look at Self-Focused and Environment-Focused Attention, and why this could exacerbate anxiety.
Sharlene Almond is the author of the genre-bending Annabella Cordova series, and a New Zealand travel book Journey in little Paradise. She has written a range of health, writing and body language articles; contributing as a guest writer on other blogs.
Over the last ten years, Sharlene has attained qualifications in Body Language, Criminology, Journalism, Editing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Pet Care, and Animal Behaviour.
While setting up an online nutritional business, she is studying to specialize in Medicinal Cannabis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Sharlene is also currently editing her second Annabella Cordova novel, with two others in the works.
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