Posts by Eli Straw

Eli Straw is a coach  and writer who produces articles each week on his blog at successstartswithin.com. Eli believes in creating daily habits that work to build a strong mind. You can learn more about Eli and the work he does by following him on instagram at @elistraw.

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How Shifting Your Attention Can Be the Cure for Anxiety

“Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.” ~Paulo Coelho

“Am I focusing too much on my anxiety?”

This very question weighed heavily on my mind as I found myself in yet another bout of anxiety. I was playing professional baseball at the time, and I just couldn’t seem to free myself from the constant and unending worrisome thoughts racing through my head.

A lot of these thoughts centered around how …