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Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: The 4-Step Plan to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want by Tamar Chansky

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Epilogue

FREEING YOURSELF FOR (EVERYONE’S) GOOD

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.

—MARIE CURIE

STAYING ON YOUR PATH

What does it really mean to free yourself from anxiety, that live-in agitator that brings us sleepless nights, cold sweats, and a knotted stomach, all in the name of self-protection? What we’ve seen in these pages is that worry and fear are natural first reactions to moments of uncertainty and that freeing ourselves means expecting and accepting them. And it goes beyond that. Freeing yourself is not about trying to stop on a dime the thoughts that are coming at you at eighty miles an hour. It’s about changing your relationship with those thoughts—and understanding that you are not beholden to them. They ...

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