Perspective On Life

When it comes down to it we all need perspective on life.

The way that we achieve that perspective is interesting. Many people in anxious situations find it hard because they try so hard to get perspective to enable resolution of their issues but they do so while staying in the life context which has already proved to be supportive of the anxiety and not the resolution.

It’s often useful to be where your anxieties are not! Go for a walk to clear your head, do some exercise that you enjoy, at very least it’s a good idea to get away from it all even if it’s only for a few minutes.

Personally I like going climbing, even on the climbing wall. It’s an activity that requires your body and your mind, so that you don’t have much thought capacity for worry. There are lots of similar activities, they don’t have to be perceived as dangerous. You can fill your mind with the activity or with what’s going on in your surroundings. Getting interested in the sounds and sights around you fills your mind with something other than worries.

When you return you can, for a while see what is troubling you. You can see it for yourself, with the benefit of new eyes.

Perspective lets you see what is important and what is not and at the same time help you connect to ways to deal with how your life and lifestyle are going astray.