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How to Help Your Anxiety in an Instant

May 24, 2018 |


Firstly, let me introduce why I’ve posted this, by sharing this video I created with you…



You can resonate, right?  You’ve spent years thinking anxiety is just your ‘nature,’ living through horrendous panic attacks and heart palpitations, analysing everything and working out ‘what if’ that happens?  You’ve felt it in every cell of your body, perhaps being paralysed with fear and feeling trapped…  I know that feeling.  But I also know the feeling of the experience I have now that I’ve just dropped all of that.  I don’t need it – and neither do you!  What helped ‘fix’ me, you ask?  Nothing.  But stay with me, because you just need to hear something to help…


You Were Never Broken!

Of course, there were insights that helped me understand.  There were people who facilitated the understanding that helped me drop the anxious and panicky thinking.  I’m not trying to over-simplify and make light of this serious mental health challenge, because it absolutely doesn’t always feel easy to ‘just drop out of it.’  I had felt anxious for years, and even had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  But, there is something profound that I want to share that, once you understand, can help lift away anything you no longer need – and when you hear it in the way you need to hear it, this understanding can help remind you of your true nature.  This understanding helped me drop my anxiety very quickly.   Though, nothing actually ‘fixed’ me because I wasn’t ever broken in the first place!  And you aren’t either – even if it feels like it; even through all of your experiences.

Anxiety is also something you can let go of in a very short time, if you pick up the understanding of what it is to be a conscious human being having an experiencing of life through thought.  It was understanding ‘how life really worked’ that helped me – and once I felt this in my body instead, I wasn’t anxious or panicky.  Of course, there are times I can drift back into it – as my thoughts about life go up and down and run into my experience.   The difference is, I now understand that this doesn’t mean I am labelled ‘anxious’: I am love, compassion, whole, and perfect and anxiety doesn’t fit into any of these – if I am feeling anxious, I am just experiencing anxious thinking in that moment, which will pass.


How Life Really Works: Creative Thinking

What you need to remember is that we are all bundles of energy moving through life, being guided by a greater force – whether you believe that to be nature, spirit, the divine, or just conscious energy – whatever it means to you.  When we were born as this energetic being, we were whole, perfect and just pure love.  Then, we were blessed with the creative power of thinking!

As soon as we started thinking, this started to shape our experience of life.  But, we mistook this to understand that our understanding of life was truth.  We believed every single thought we told ourselves, and we learned to feel how we feel based on how we think.  When we were comforted by a blanket as a baby, we believed it to be comforting us – but how can it?  The feelings of being settled were coming from within us – in our thinking that we were ok because of the blanket.


Wisdom Is All Innately Within

And so, we learned to live life like this, living in the feeling of our thoughts, until one day we were so in our heads that we forgot to come back out and see the underlying wisdom.  One day we thought that it was all becoming a bit too much, and we labelled ourselves anxious because we REALLY felt anxious, because we ‘thought’ we were anxious.  And we were in anxious thinking and feeling.  And maybe we searched far and wide for how to ‘fix’ that, looking externally for solutions.  But, we forgot, that not only does all of our ‘feeling settled’ come from within, but that underneath all of our thinking and feeling, is an innate wisdom coming from the space in us that isn’t crowded with thought.


You Are Always OK

You are still that perfectly whole, beautiful, loving soul you were born as.  Underneath years of thinking about thinking about thinking, and living in the experience of that thinking, you are absolutely fine.  Any thought that you are not fine is just a thought in the moment.  It still feels real – don’t get me wrong, I still feel my thinking and the aim isn’t to stop that – but the difference is, you are aware of it.  And just being aware of your thinking can help you settle, knowing that underneath that is pure beauty and love – accessible in any instance that you want to return home.

Personally, now that I’m aware of it, I see myself experiencing anxious thinking – and I laugh at it and say “oh look, there’s some anxious thinking. Full. Stop.”  It means nothing.  It is momentary.  It will pass.  In fact, it’s probably a great sign that you are super-creative with your thinking, like me.  So, sit in the feeling of it, knowing it isn’t the reality of your nature, knowing that you are experiencing life through your thinking in the moment.


Your real truth is absolute wholeness – and you are always ok!


If you want to continue the conversation, you can email me to talk one-to-one, or join me on social media for more insights!  It’d be lovely to connect.

Infinite love,




Nicole Barton – Wellbeing Writer

PS – watch out for my book on this subject in future!

PPS – I’m by no means suggesting you substitute your regular medical treatment for this insight, but it is something which I want to share because it really helped me, alongside many other things, including homeopathy.

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Nicole Barton

Life Mentor, Nicole Barton, is something of a unicorn within the self-help industry for her candid notion that nobody needs self-help. She is a breath of fresh air in her admission that while anything that leads us into soul-led expression is useful to shift us from our heads and into our hearts, none of these practices are prerequisites to peace, as long as people reconnect to the simple truth of who they are. Nicole supports people in finding freedom from suffering through workshops, global retreats and one-to-ones, and is working on her first book. Visit her at and


  1. Leila on May 26, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    I really needed to read this today! Staying positive is so important! Thanks for sharing.

    • Nicole on May 26, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      Aw, Leila, that’s so lovely. It even more than staying positive – it’s seeing that the ‘positivity’ is the truth of who you really are. You are whole and perfect. So glad it helped. Love ❤️

  2. Eva Katona on May 27, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Such a lovely note. As someone living with a partner who suffers anxiety but having a hard time how to help – family members often feel helpless! – this is a great read.

    • Nicole on May 27, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      Hi Eva

      Thank you for your lovely comments. It can feel so hard to see the truth at times, but keep pointing back to it. I am glad it helped!

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