When anxiety, stress, and fear show up, you speed up. The bad news is that this is making things worse for you. The good news is that you can learn to break the speed habit. If you are on a quest to find a calmer, less stressed, and less frantic life, learning to slow down can go a long way toward achieving that goal.
Seven Percent Slower will help you understand how the fear center in your brain drives your speed habit, why this was a good idea thousands of years ago, and why this is a bad idea in the modern world. The book will teach you how to recognize your speed habits and how to slowly change them over time. Seven Percent Slower will help you understand why you may be resistant to slowing down, how slowing down can change your life, and how concepts like mindfulness come into play.
Full of practical advice and sprinkled with humor, Seven Percent Slower is destined to become a useful addition to your stress management and coping skills toolbox.
Drew is the creator and host of The Anxious Truth, a slightly unorthodox anxiety podcast that’s been in full swing since 2014. With over 2,000,000 downloads (and growing), The Anxious Truth has spawned a large and engaged social media community full of amazing people supporting and encouraging one another as they work to overcome anxiety and fear. Having suffered from anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, and depression several times over a 20 year period, Drew got it together once and for all in 2008. Since then life has been happy, productive, and “normal” (although we’d all be hard-pressed to define normal at times).
For the last 15 years, Drew has been active in the online anxiety community, working to use his experience and understanding to help those that are following down the path he’s traveled. His no-nonsense approach to these problems and willingness to compassionately provide direct, actionable advice even when it might not be easy to hear, has established him as a unique voice in the community.
In 2020, Drew published two books on anxiety and anxiety recovery. An Anxiety Story and The Anxious Truth have quickly become required reading for anyone suffering from anxiety and in need of education, instruction, inspiration, encouragement, and empowerment.