I woke up today with that mind monkey – I don’t have time… here’s how I helped myself. I need to spread this message today – GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY.
I took the weekend off my phone. Well almost. On Saturday my phone total use was 38 mins. I was VERY impressed with myself as it counts some podcast listening and a morning visualisation. But here’s also what happened. Whilst I LOVED the headspace, an honestly epic weekend with the kids and …
What I’ve learned is anxiety is my super hero. When I learned this everything shifted and changed. It comes to protect me in times of uncertainty, when things feel scary or when there’s something I can’t figure out.
This is what I coach and what I teach is how to quickly and easily manage the symptoms of anxiety so they do not impact you in any way, shape or form.
I got off the phone I realised exactly what was going on as I recognised this was an anxious feeling.
I knew what I was doing was AVOIDING the situation.
AVOIDANCE is the number one tactic people who experience anxiety use when there are situations that make them panic.
The issue with avoidance is that there’s only so long you can avoid a situation before you have to face it.
Anxiety can make you believe that if all these terrible things happen, you won’t be able to cope or manage.
One of the approaches we’ve been using in my Finding Freedom programme is an evidence based approach to increase the estimation of your ability to manage (anxiety encourages you to underestimate your ability to cope).