For a long time, I thought I was going crazy. I’d convinced myself that something horribly wrong was about to happen. Every moment was exhausting. I eyed everyone like they were judging me, pitying me, or attempting to manipulate me. One half of me pretended to be normal, while the other half would be trying to keep it together. I tried to behave like nothing was wrong, when all I wanted to do was lock myself in a room and curl up in a ball.
My anxiety lasted for more than a year. It affected how I breathed, how I thought, how I ate, how I slept, and how I talked. I was serious and tired and afraid, all the time. I wanted so badly to return to my normal, lively, care-free, confident self. But I didn’t know how to shake it.
Play It Away covers my entire journey: what caused my anxiety, the “A-ha!” moment that lead to my cure, and how I got my life back. The cure for my anxiety was free, fun, painless, and immediately effective. I have no fear that those feelings will ever return. If they do, I’ll be able to wipe them out right away.
In this book, you’ll learn how to prevent burnout, eliminate stress, and preserve your mental health. You'll also learn:
- The key breakthrough that allowed me to enjoy life again (page 27)
- My step-by-step plan for healing anxiety without drugs (page 47)
- How I turned non-stop worrying into background noise (page 95)
- My unusual technique for stopping panic attacks (page 100)
- Why “anchors” fuel anxiety, and how to remove them (page 49)
- How I finally started sleeping well again (page 85)
- Three common nutrient deficiencies that amplify anxiety (page 114)
- How to boost productivity and have guilt-free fun (page 70)
Actual Reader Feedback
"Here's the cure to your stress!"
—Tony Robbins, Strategic adviser to world leaders, #1 bestselling author of Personal Power (40 million copies sold)
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“Charlie's transformation through the rediscovery of his own innate play nature stands as an example available to all of us. Access your own unique play capacities and infuse them into your life! It works!” - Stuart Brown, M.D., bestselling author of Play