Today, no matter how hard the day ahead may seem, I have more control than I once thought. I can make small decisions that support larger goals and mental wellness. Executing strong boundaries allows me to flourish as I plant new seeds which encourage meaningful change.
Are you struggling to get your anxieties under control? Worried that others can see your hands shake, or are you afraid that you will lose focus and totally forget where you were? Anxiety can affect performance at work, at school, in personal relationships, and can hamper our progress toward coveted goals. Let’s talk strategy and intention so that you can meet challenges with courage, conviction, and enthusiasm!
Anxiety is rampant in our lives these days, what with the added pressures to be self assured and poised in every facet of life. The truth is, we are all basically the same, and anxiety is amongst the most common problems in our communities. Together, we can explore how anxiety physically, mentally, and emotionally shows up in your life. Take a moment now to think about how your body lets you know that something is pestering you. If that makes it stronger, try to slow down your breaths, and see if concentrating on one spot in the middle distance (nothing too close, or too far, and something easy to focus on) for 30 full seconds (I recommend setting a timer on your smart phone) or one minute. If you get distracted, come back to this concept after you take a sip of water. If it was easy, then use this strategy whenever you feel anxiety approaching.
Changing our physical response to anxiety, just like changing the way we emotionally react to it or what our thoughts tell us about ourselves, takes time and practice. But before that, it takes willingness! Remind yourself that you really do want to feel better, that you’re willing to work hard, to feel uncomfortable sometimes, and that change is possible for anyone who seeks it!