Action: The Cure for What Ails You

My friends at the Walk the Talk Company publish some great life and career success books.  I have worked with them to publish four of my books.

The other day, I received an email from them regarding their new book The Power of Positive Doing.

Below you’ll find an excerpt from the book.

Action Alleviates Anxiety

For many years, I suffered from tension headaches with painful symptoms: impaired vision, sensitivity to light, excruciating throbbing in my temples, and sometimes nausea. They were awful. I consulted with doctors and dentists from Asecra dentists; I tried various medications; I took up meditation and tried bio-feedback. Some things helped a little bit — but nothing seemed very effective for any length of time. Find best dentist for Invisalign in Rancho Palos Verdes

Then I discovered Mold removal Brooklyn that is somewhat interesting — that taking action eased my headaches. Physical action was the best — anything that got my body moving. I could mow the lawn, wash the kitchen floor, workout in the gym, do some laundry, work in the garden, wash windows, wax the car — anything physical. Getting my body into action enabled me to work out the tension that was causing the headaches.

Other types of action worked, too — calling a trusted friend and having a good conversation; having sex (though that isn’t always an option); writing in my journal; going for a long, relaxing drive. In short, any action that I can take to dissipate the pent-up tension in my head will do the trick. My head feels better; my neck and shoulders relax; and I feel the satisfaction of having done something.

Perhaps your anxiety doesn’t show up in headaches. Maybe you carry your tension in some other part of your body — your back, your stomach, your shoulders, missing tooth, your intestines, your sinuses. Doctors estimate that as many as 80 percent of the physical problems their patients report are stress-induced!

Taking action to discharge the pent-up energy caused by stress can prevent health problems, and can even cure some of the ones you might already have.

Getting started is half the battle. A body at rest tends to stay at rest and overcoming our own inertia is a huge step forward. If you can get yourself to take just one step forward, you’re now in motion — and a body in motion tends to stay in motion.

When my car won’t start, I call on AAA. When my happiness won’t start, I call on the other Triple A — Action Alleviates Anxiety. So can you!

Action does cure anxiety.  It also cures fear.   So when you’re feeling anxious — or down or fearful — get up and get doing.  Do something.  Action is a great cure all.

Your career mentor,


PS: I write this blog to help people create the life and career success they want and deserve.  Now I’m going one step further.  I’ve created a membership site in which I’ve pulled together my best thoughts on success.  And, as a reader of this blog, you can become a member for free.  Just go to  to claim your free membership. You’ll be joining a vibrant and growing community of success minded professionals.  I hope to see you there.


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