Day 2 – 30 Day Anxiety Challenge

30 Day Anxiety Challenge, Day 2: Write Down 5 People That Bring You Joy & The Specific Reasons Why

Day 2 of the 30 Day Anxiety Challenge with Kyle McMahon * Write down 5 people that bring you joy

Day 2 is here! How did Day 1 go for you? Hopefully you have marked off your success from Day 1 of  the 30 Day Anxiety Challenge on your  Anxiety Challenge Tracker. This will help you to visualize the successes on your journey and allow you to see just how much you are accomplishing. You are so much more powerful than you realize and it’s time for you to see that in yourself.

I hope you’ve gotten a journal or a nice notebook to jot down notes as you go along on your journey. This will help you later on to remember what was working for you and what wasn’t.

If you’ve gotten here from the web, be sure to sign up to the E-mail list to get the full 30 day program. Now, let’s start with Day 2 of learning how to manage our anxiety and panic!

Writing down those that bring you joy can help relieve anxiety and panic
DAY 2 CHALLENGE:       Write Down 5 People That Bring You Joy & The Specific Reasons Why

How To Meet Todays Goal:

Joy is defined as a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. I am sure there are a number of people who bring you joy. Take out your notebook or journal and sit down in a quiet place for a few moments. In those moments,  really think about all of the positive people that you have in your life.

Begin writing down your list of 5 people that bring you joy and next to each name write the specific reasons why they bring you joy.


Jamie – He is always so positive and tries to see the good in everyone and in every situation.

Mom – She is always there when I need her and always has a big hug waiting for me.

How It Helps Anxiety:

It is extremely important to remember that not only is there is joy in your life but you have people in your life who bring you joy. When we’re suffering through periods of prolonged anxiety, it is often hard to put things into perspective. As silly as it seems, we can forget all of the good that we have in our lives. Writing down the specific reasons these people bring you joy makes it more concrete and less abstract. It also forces you to think of specific examples that you’ve experienced that brought you feelings of joy.

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When you write down 5 people who bring you joy, you can look back at these people when you’re feeling anxious and refocus on the good you have in your life. By writing the specific reasons those people bring you joy, you are recalling to memory very specific things that these people have positively contributed to your life.



Taking the 10 minutes or so to think about the people that bring you joy and the specific reasons why they bring you joy is another tool in your tool belt for managing anxiety and panic.

Join us in the private Facebook group for support of others doing the 30 Day Anxiety Challenge.

Additional Resources:

Article: Use Joy To Treat Depression, Anxiety, Addiction

Article: Living With Anxiety, Searching For Joy

Explore Further:

BOOK: Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy  – Sadhguruy

Disclaimer: / does not endorse or provide any medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition and cannot be substituted for the advice of physicians, licensed professionals, or therapists who are familiar with your specific situation. Consult a licensed medical professional or call 911, if you are in need of immediate assistance.



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