Let's discuss the fear of having a heart attack.
With everything that's been going on in the news, in the media, and certainly with all the footballers that are having heart problems unknown to us, we aren't sure exactly what caused that for them.
Some people believe it was the vaccine, other people believe it was long Covid. There are many theories, and many ideas but we don't exactly know. But there have been a large number of footballers, and athletes who have been having heart attacks and heart problems.
Media spreading fear of heart attacks With all this rampant in the media, with the repetitive message of fear being spread around this, the attention that this has been given, it's very natural that many, many people are beginning to develop a certain level of self-consciousness. And it usually starts with a certain level of self-consciousness about their hearts and the health of it.
When we develop a self-consciousness like this, we start to look for problems. We stop assuming things are all right and we start looking for issues. Similar to that overbearing teacher, manager or boss who walks into the room whilst your getting on with your work and looks over your shoulder. You begin to feel their gaze upon you and it causes tension.
Now you're going through your life, you're good at what you do. You're in a flow state, you're feeling empowered, you're feeling very relaxed. And the day just flows by. You do a great job. Your productivity is there. There are no interruptions. Everything's running smoothly. Then the manager and the boss walk in. The moment they walk in the room, have you ever noticed when you can almost feel them supervising, you can feel their consciousness. Almost like a Lighthouse or a torch shining over your shoulder. Someone just peering over, looking in, monitoring and surveying your every action. You begin to feel tense and clammed up to some extent or other. Tense feeling
It makes us feel quite tense. It makes us feel uneasy and worried about whether we're getting things right or we're getting things wrong. And this is the moment, of course, where we really start to get tense, worried, awkward, stifled, your heart beats faster. And problems start to arise.
Well, I want you to know that if you're experiencing anxiety about the idea of having a heart attack, the first best step for you to do here is to go to a doctor, get a check-up, a physical test. You can get your blood taken, you can get a scan. Many different scans are available. Find out, is there a physical problem or not. Now, this will either confirm there is something wrong and your suspicion was correct. And if that's the case, then you're now empowered with evidence and knowledge to actually deal with the problem. But for many people, they go to the hospital or they go to the doctors and there is no physical ailment to be found. There's no physical evidence for this. And if this is the case, then it is likely caused by psychological anxiety, psychologically induced anxiety and muscular tensions caused by the self-consciousness and the constant monitoring and interfering with the natural rhythm of your body's intelligence.
Unconscious processes: breathing, blinking, heart beating
If you think of all the unconscious processes in our body every single day, from digestion, from breathing, our eyes blinking, our heart beating, and these processes are happening all the time and they've happened all the time since we entered the world. Ever since we entered the world, these unconscious processes have been taking place without question, without analysis.
They happen all by themselves.
But the moment that we start to interfere with this, the moment we start to become conscious of our breathing or we start to become conscious of our digestion or conscious of our heartbeat, is the moment that we throw a spanner in the works.
What You Look For In The World You Will Find
Just like that manager, just like that supervisor, we begin to interfere with a very natural process and this causes some level of tension in the body and with all that emphasis, what you look for in the world you will find and just as the old saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Just think about it, if you look for all the opportunities for love in your life or peace in your life or goodness in your life, you will be sure to find it. But if you look for all the excuses and all the reasons why life is not going well and why it shouldn't be good and why you're not worthy of a good enjoyable life, you will also find it. Life from a different perspective
Just take the example of two people going into a movie theatre together. One person loves the movie; the other person hates the movie, which’s correct?
Well, in their own way they're both correct and in their own way, they're also wrong. Objectively, the movie remains the same and the movie means different things to everyone involved. The actors in the movie have a different perception from the director. The director has a different perception from the writer that they based the book on or they based the movie on. And now you as the observer of this movie, the onlooker, the one that's paid for the ticket have a very different perception of it too.
Perception is subjective As mentioned above, it’s very important to visit your doctor and for tests that will give you objective data and will be able to either confirm your suspicions or rule out any false assumptions. If you have done this and there are no physical reasons or underlying health conditions then psychological factors could be worth considering.
If you're struggling with the fear of heart attacks, panic attacks and anxiety. Then tension in the chest, breathlessness, aches and pains can be a very natural symptom of anxiety and muscular tension in the body caused by stress or anxiety or overwhelm.
So if you have been to a doctor and you've got the all clear that physically and there are no physical ailments, you haven’t had a heart attack, there is psychological help available. You can find help on this website, or you can speak with an expert, you can speak with Lewis today and this can all be naturally resolved.
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