A Workaholic’s Cure For Anxiety – How To Play More And Work Less.

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Do you feel guilty or anxious when you're not working?

Have you stopped playing with your friends?

Do all of your daily activities revolve around building a more successful career?

Are you sitting still and staring at screens for most of your waking hours?

Do you interact with people primarily through screens?

Are you always sleeping fewer than eight hours per night?

Are you consuming stimulants multiple times per day to hide your exhaustion?

Are you indoors all day long, depriving yourself of fresh air and sunlight?

Do you depend on alcohol or drugs to cope with social situations outside of work?

My podcast guest today – Charlie Hoehn, author of the book “Play It Away: A Workaholic's Cure For Anxiety”– has been there, and he knows what that lifestyle is like. Shallow breathing, tension in the gut, chest pains, rapid heartbeat…

…every moment is exhausting, crushing, and painful.

Eventually, anxiety destroys your confidence, your productivity, your relationships, and your ability to enjoy life. The worst part is the gnawing sense that you’ll never feel happy again.

Fear no more. You can put an end to your suffering. You can start living again. And it’s not as hard as you think…

In today's podcast, we cover Charlie's entire journey: what caused his anxiety, the “A-ha!” moment that led to his cure and how he got his life back. In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The key breakthrough that allowed Charlie to enjoy life again…
  • Charlie's step-by-step plan for healing anxiety without drugs…
  • How Charlie turned non-stop worrying into background noise…
  • Charlie's unusual technique for stopping panic attacks…
  • Why “anchors” fuel anxiety, and how to remove them…
  • How Charlie finally started sleeping well again…
  • Three common nutrient deficiencies that amplify anxiety…
  • How to boost productivity and have guilt-free fun…

Click here to get Charlie's fantastic book “Play It Away: A Workaholic's Cure For Anxiety” , and leave your questions, comments and feedback below. Either Charlie or I promise to respond!

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5 thoughts on “A Workaholic’s Cure For Anxiety – How To Play More And Work Less.

  1. Prapti Sinha says:

    Yoga and Meditation is the best way to deal with Anxiety.
    .Thanks for sharing these awesome book to cure anxiety.
    Keep sharing such informative posts.

  2. Ogden says:

    Thanks, Ben, for another great one. I’m usually all about geeking out over the latest and greatest hacks, tweaks, and ideas to improve performance and health, but it’s good to think beyond the physical. He also recommended “The Name of The Wind” which gives him even higher marks, in my book. I highly recommend it if you like fantasy novels.

  3. Tinasyoga says:

    This is a great call on the need to allow time to "play". Growing up on a farm, your values was = to how much work production you did. As I grew into a teenager I wondered is this all there is to life, work, work, work, then die? So I became a Recreation Therapist, and this form of therapy includes, movement therapies, music, art, horticulture, communication skills, etc.etc.. etc..I was amazed at the power of this method to "rehab" without anyone thinking they were in therapy. I am excited this is being posted. As a society we are still suck in thinking value of the human is = what money can buy, how much you have, etc.. but these are often the most unhappy people. So go play!!!!!! or make time for it in your life.

  4. Sandy says:

    As a recovering workaholic myself, so much of what I heard on this resonated for me. I was walking the dog for most of the podcast and had to keep stopping to jot down notes. The concept of editing what I consume from the media (for instance) the same way I choose what I eat and drink was a revolutionary idea. I thought I was smart and well informed being up to date on the news but there’s a point of diminishing returns for sure. The idea of being the average of the five people I spend the most time with blew me away too. I wrote down other stuff as well including the fiction book. I was impressed with how vulnerable, available and honest Charlie was in sharing his experience, and listening to him helped me crystallize to a goodly degree what I’m looking for in a partner. I am sure he’s taken and is too young for me anyway, but it gives me hope that I’ll eventually connect with a man who shares my and his qualities of being curious, present, generous, thoughtful, and grateful. Sorry to gush (not really) but this was really special. Thanks to you both.

    1. Thank you for gushing! I am pleased (and I'm sure Charlie is too) that you got so much out of this episode.

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