1. Identify Your Core Beliefs
By the time I was knee-deep in fear and anxiety, I can now see the ingrained patterns of beliefs that got me to where I am today.
As I grew, I did not realize that what I absorbed mentally would affect me physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually for the rest of my life. At 25, I am just now learning to identify what my counselor calls "core beliefs."
Because anxiety and fear entered my life at such an early age, the trauma I have experienced runs deeper than the surface. While I did have a predisposition from inheriting genetic anxiety from my parents, biological, psychological, and sociological factors made it difficult for me to understand, let alone deal with it, properly.
To combat these vices, try identifying things you believe about yourself, the world, and others. Scripture tells us in Philippians 4 to think only on sound, pure, lovely, and honorable things. By identifying negatively-rooted core beliefs, it will become much easier to tear down the lies eating your soul.
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." (Philippians 4:8-9, NIV)
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