Tool 3: Your Anxiety Fingerprint
Anxiety impacts our bodies, thoughts, and behaviours
This diagram shows how these components relate and interact with each other in a given situation (for more details, see What is Anxiety?).
Given the power our thoughts have over our body, emotions, and actions, it seems like a good idea to get to know what we think really well. But how do we catch those speedy, sneaky, often unconscious thoughts? Many people have found keeping a Thought Diary helpful. Tracking and writing down your anxious thoughts might sound like a real pain. Why would you want to record the upsetting and scary stuff going through your head? And, even if you did, when would you find the time to do it?