The Hack Anxiety IQ Matrix explores how to effectively work through feelings of anxiety when facing uncertainty and discomfort. The mind map breaks down how to recognize those feelings and how to evaluate and work through them in an optimal way. Scattered throughout the mind map are a variety of questions you can ask yourself that will help you to rationally work through your anxious feelings in logical and objective ways. Using this map as a reference guide will give you the confidence you need to overcome anxiety and make the best of your circumstances.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the Hack Anxiety IQ Matrix:
- RECOGNIZE: Your first step is to recognize when you’re feeling anxious. The first branch of this mind map explores how to recognize anxiety triggers and patterns. It also takes you through several questions that will help you to identify irrational thoughts that are feeding your anxiety levels.
- EVALUATE: Your next step is to evaluate your options. The second branch of the mind map breaks down key areas that you must address that will help shift how you are interpreting and processing the events around you. All in all, this will help you to immediately alleviate your anxiety levels.
- TAKE CHARGE: Here it’s time to take charge and start questioning the validity of your feelings. The third branch of the mind map shows you how to challenge your assumptions and predictions. Moreover, it guides you on how to seek alternative perspectives that will help shift how you think about your circumstances.
- SEEK SOLUTION: The final branch of this mind map takes you through a 3-step process that turns your anxiety into a problem. Working through the problem will give you more peace of mind and help you to alleviate your anxiety in a variety of circumstances.
This map provides a roadmap for hacking anxiety. Referencing it regularly and committing it to memory will help you to embed these principles into your subconscious mind. Only in this way will you develop optimal habits of mind and patterns of behavior that will transform how you think and feel in various situations.
A mind map does this beautifully because it mirrors the synaptic connections made in your brain as you are trying to establish new habits of thought and behavior. It brings together key concepts and ideas that help your brain to fully integrate and process this information, thereby, rewiring itself as it attempts to establish new habits of mind. It’s the perfect tool for creating lasting change and transformation.