The best way to break away from this anxiety-producing belief is to change your mind's focus. By default it will focus on where it is lacking, 'I can't afford this house. I don't have that body. I don't have those experiences.'
Reducing your exposure to these messages will make a big difference. But one of my favourite methods is to gradually refocus your mind towards the positive aspects of your life. What good things happen during the day? In what ways have you grown as a person lately? What aspects of life do you truly love? What amazing experiences have you had in the past?
If you spend just a few minutes each day asking yourself questions like these your brain will soon do it automatically. Imagine the difference you will feel when instead of thinking, 'how am I not living up to society's standard?' you start thinking, 'what am I really looking forward to this week?' The shift in your emotions is shocking.
No matter what other people have told you or how long you have suffered from anxiety, you can overcome it. All you need is the right guidance.
If you would like to see just how powerful this can be, there is currently a special offer
on the 30-Day Challenge whereby you can follow week 1 which is all about refocusing your mind. It will take away all of the guesswork. All you have to do is find a few minutes each day, for 7 days, to complete specific exercises that are proven in scientific studies (and by my clients) to significantly improve anxiety and all-around mental wellbeing.
If you're ready to start improving your anxiety, you can read more about the offer here.