6 Magic Words That Stop Anxiety & Overwhelm

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105

The Mel Robbins Podcast

6 MAGIC WORDS TO STOP ANXIETY & OVERWHELM

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In today’s episode, I’m sharing the “6 magic words” that I say to myself on repeat whenever I start to spiral.

I call them “magic” because they seem to have an almost spell-like effect on me when I say them out loud.

I’ve shared these 6 magic words with millions of people online, and today you’re going to learn what they are and how to use them to your advantage.

If you're a worrier, an overthinker, or struggle with anxiety, you’ll love these 6 words.

You can use them like a tool to stop yourself from worrying, obsessing, catastrophizing, and creating problems in your mind that don’t exist in real life (yet).

These 6 words are rooted in behavioral science, psychology, stoicism, and even Buddhism. In fact, I’m going to share a fantastic metaphor to make this even more visual and easy to understand and apply in your life.

You will also learn:

  • How to use my 6-word phrase to interrupt your worries and self-doubt
  • The question you can ask yourself to beat fear with logic
  • A beautiful Buddhist teaching that will empower you to stop torturing yourself mentally
  • A shocking study about how stressful thoughts cause you real pain
  • What “positive ideation” is and why you need to use it the next time you start to spiral
  • What the data says about your worries (my jaw was on the floor)
  • Exactly how to train your brain to be more optimistic

Bottom line: You have the power to quiet anxious thoughts and to stop the endless loop of worries that run through your head.

You just need the 6 magic words I’m about to teach you right now.

Xo, Mel

In this episode:

  • 0:44: I’ve got something I want to confess to you.
  • 4:46: What is the ONE thing we all do?
  • 5:13: You are creating worry and stress in your life. This is exactly how to stop.
  • 6:49: How to use my 6-word phrase to interrupt your worries and self-doubt.
  • 9:18: The question you can ask yourself to beat fear with logic.
  • 12:10: A beautiful Buddhist teaching that will empower you to stop torturing yourself.
  • 13:46: Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional. Listen to this.
  • 16:16: Assuming the worst is doing this to your nervous system.
  • 18:39: What would your life be like if you didn’t worry about…anything?
  • 21:38: This is exactly how to break the habit of chronic worry.
  • 24:55: The shocking connection between catastrophizing and your ability to focus.
  • 31:06: Wait until you hear how stressful thoughts cause you real pain.
  • 34:06: How do you start living to your fullest potential once and for all?

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  • Haven’t heard about the ‘Let Them Theory’ yet? Then you’ve got to listen here!

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