Plato said that an unexamined life is not worth living.

Anxiety says that an unexamined life is a gold mine of buried emotions that it can use against you.

And the nuggets that anxiety likes best?

Those feelings – whether you recognize them or not – of being powerless.

While you’re busy and focusing your attention on being in control and generating the power that makes you feel good about yourself, anxiety’s doing an end-run around you.

Day after day, it’s grabbing up and hoarding those feelings of unease, twinges of fear, and worry that you won’t be able to get what you want.

Throwing it into the crock pot of your subconscious mind anxiety slowly cooks up a gooey poison.

It slows your efforts, clouds your mind, while at the same time increasing your determination to work harder and get more of those “positive” benefits.

Getting a Handle on How Anxiety’s Using Your Expectations Against You

One way of telling if anxiety is using your expectations against you is to look at actions you take on any given day.

Actions fall into two categories: Wholesome and Unwholesome