Do you ever feel like you want to crawl out of your skin? As if constant movement would never be enough? Frazzled? Over-stimulated? Panicked?
Yeah, anxiety is the pits.
There are so many helpful resources that will help you in the moment. We’re talking thousands upon thousands of helpful tips, tricks and distractions.
Reality is…that’s what they are, distractions.
15 years of therapists, expensive ass resources (shout out to my parents) and personal experience (28 years really) doesn’t make me a know it all about anxiety. Far from it really, but over the years I have developed an unorthodox approach to managing anxiety before it even sinks it’s nasty claws in.
I can say with 100% confidence that I can help you manage yours too. It starts with understanding that anxiety is a part of life. While it may be worse for others, every single person has it.
You aren’t abnormal. You aren’t cursed. There is NOTHING wrong with you.
Yup, nada. I feel like that bears repeating. In fact, would you mind saying it out loud? There is nothing wrong with you.
Become one with it.
It’s your new mantra. Why? Because emotion is our body’s reaction to our mind. Aka if we can train our minds to chill the eff out, our emotions (anxiety) will as well.
So again, there is nothing wrong with you. NOTHING. Believe me peeps, this is just as much for you as it is for me. Even while typing this I paused, told myself I’m a freaking goddess and let that feeling sink it.
We aren’t reinventing the wheel. This isn’t rocket science. I’m not going to sell you on a specific voodoo ritual. No magic pills or rain dances. We are simple teaching our minds to react differently.
My goal with this series; “Anxiety – You’re Doing It Wrong” is to give you preventative tips, ask you thought provoking questions that will lead to self discovery and to bring you reassurance that you are so far from alone.
The first question: Do you want to put a bandage on your anxiety or become the boss of it?
I’m going to take a stab in the dark and answer for you, of course you want to own that ish! Right? Right. Otherwise you wouldn’t be here, reading this post, taking the first step to becoming your best self.
Either that or you’re just nosy AF. <– Really wouldn’t blame you. However, if that’s the case, kindly show yourself the door. This series is for people that actually want to put in work, connect with themselves on a deeper level and begin to feel a new normal.
A type of normal without anxiety being present 24/7. Doesn’t that sound like bliss?