I’ve recently been looking for ways to keep one step ahead of anxiety. And looking at the tasks that I do to keep anxiety at bay (swimming, skiing, raking, cleaning, Taoist Tai Chi, meditation, trancing, reading, writing poetry, writing blog entries, etc.) I’ve developed a theory. Anxiety spreads my focus thin. I worry about everything. And that keeps my focus hazy and distorted. With tasks that require focus and concentration (look back at all of those activities and you’ll see what I mean) I combat the anxiety. I center my focus. And the reason it seems to be temporary is I only center my focus for the duration of the activity. The long-term solution I will highlight in a later post.
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My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics. View more posts