Minisode Monday #49 | Stop Spreading Anxiety

Minisode Monday #49 | Stop Spreading Anxiety

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable — to make you more magnetic and effective — that you can implement right away.

In this one, we talk about renegotiating the unwritten rules that allow others to exploit our anxiety and explore what we can do to put a stop to spreading this anxiety to others.

Let’s get to it!

The Cheat Sheet to Stop Spreading Anxiety:

  • While it’s well known that misery loves company, company doesn’t tend to love misery.
  • When you’re sharing your problems with others (and vice versa), is it in hopes of finding a solution, or just venting and spreading anxiety in an unproductive way?
  • The correlation between reality and anxiety is tenuous. So be aware that some people do it unknowingly, while others exploit our anxiety for power, attention, or money.
  • Like a virus, anxiety is spread more easily than ever in the age of social media. How often do you find yourself falling prey to it and passing it along to others — it happens to all of us if we’re not careful.
  • Interrupt the pattern by realizing that someone who’s trying to make you anxious is doing so by navigating unwritten rules within your relationship that you’ve already accepted. It’s never too late to renegotiate these rules and change them for the better.
  • To learn more about social dynamics and productivity hacks, take the Art of Charm Challenge by clicking here, or text CHARMED to 33444.
  • Also be sure to check out our Social Capital Intensive here!
  • Let us know about how you put today’s Minisode Monday into practice! Tweet with @TheArtofCharm in your response or write to Jordan directly: [email protected] (he actually reads everything)!

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Jordan Harbinger - author of 845 posts on The Art of Charm

Jordan Harbinger has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, and speaks several languages. He has also worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war zones, and been kidnapped -- twice. He’ll tell you the only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of) just about any type of situation. Here at The Art of Charm, Jordan shares that experience, and the system borne as a result, with students and clients.

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