Ep. 8 From Worry to Action: Practical Strategies for Overcoming Anxiety with David Henzel and Eduard Brink

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In Today’s Episode:

  • Distinguishing between worrying and genuine concern, emphasizing constructive concern.
  • The wisdom that excessive worrying can be self-inflicted, drawing a parallel between making worry and worrying itself.
  • The concept of allocating specific “worry time” for addressing concerns, as opposed to constant worrying.
  • The unique condition of aphantasia and how it can affect one’s perception of life, emotions, and images.
  • The benefits of being present in the moment and having a slightly desensitized emotional response to life’s ups and downs.
  • An inspiring story of a person who embraced a challenging condition and developed heightened senses and perceptions.

In this thought-provoking episode, David and Eduard delve into the delicate balance between worrying and genuine concern. They discuss the wisdom behind the concept that excessive worrying can be a self-inflicted burden, drawing parallels with making worry and worrying itself. The episode encourages listeners to approach their concerns with a fresh perspective, including assessing worst-case scenarios and scheduling dedicated “worry time” for effective problem-solving. Exploring the distinction between facts and opinions, the duo also reveal a unique condition, aphantasia, and its impact on perception, emotions, and life’s challenges. 

My mother always said in German language “to worry” is “sich sorgen machen”, which kind of means “to make worry.” And she always said, you make this yourself. It doesn’t really exist.

David Henzel

Join us and explore the fine line between worrying and concerning as we discuss how to manage fears and uncertainties in a way that serves your well-being. This episode promises a fresh outlook on handling concerns and invites you to participate in a journey of self-reflection.

Episode Timestamps:

00:06 – Introduction.

00:27 – The distinction between worrying and genuine concern.

01:23 – The value of putting fears into perspective and preparing for possible outcomes.

02:21 – The idea of scheduling a designated “worry time” to address concerns.

04:40 – Differentiating between facts and opinions in how we perceive reality.

06:11 – David’s revelation of having aphantasia, a condition that affects his ability to visualize, recall emotions, and relate to others.

07:06 – The benefits and drawbacks of living in the present moment.

08:21 – The importance of empathy and understanding in communication.

09:32 – An inspiring story of a person who embraced a challenging condition and developed heightened senses and perceptions.

11:06 – The possibility of training and developing one’s gut feeling.

Check in on what is the worst that could happen. Put your fears into perspective.

Eduard Brink

Reflect on what “inflatable toys” you might be carrying around in life and whether they can be deflated by taking a closer look.

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