HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH ANXIETY?
Do you avoid people, places and things that cause your anxiety?
The first thing I recommend is to STOP owning it. If you don’t want to keep it, refrain from calling it My or Mine, or allowing others to call it Your or Yours. Once you call it THE anxiety, it creates a separation. It no longer feels like an arm, but just something that happens now and then.
Once you disown it, it will feel much easier to release it.
It’s time to flip those tiles over and spell the word: HEALED
Do you take meds to keep you ‘normal’ that have weird side effects?
Dry mouth? Itchy scalp? Sweating? Nausea?
There are several different kinds of anxiety. Even animals experience it. The fight or flight kind is pretty normal. Like when a gazelle feels a predator stalking them – a dangerous threat is looming. Or when you’re walking down a dark alley at night taking a short-cut and feeling like it was a bad idea!
Humans have a tendency to feel an overwhelming sense that our mortality is approaching and we don’t think we’ll ’get it all done’.
It truly impairs our ability to function.
Often, avoiding the thing you’re afraid of creates more ‘stuckness’.
We avoid doing so many things that our life starts to feel really small.
It’s like cinching ourselves into smaller and smaller sizes so we take up less space.
Why do we do that?!
When I was anxious, my heart felt like it was beating outside my chest. I couldn’t figure out why it always happened at night before bed. I used to feel like I just ran a marathon and it was super challenging to fall asleep. The insomnia was actually accentuating the faster heartbeat. On days when I’d gotten a better nights sleep, my resting heart rate was 10-15 beats lower than when I slept like crap.
It was bizarre, frustrating and rather annoying.
I never really realized that I was hiding at home, and crossing the street and shopping at night to avoid interacting with people.
I got really good at avoidance.
I don’t want this for you. I want more for you, and I bet you want more for you, too!
If you desire to get to the Root Cause of the anxiety (not your anxiety) that plagues you (even if it only shows up when you need to do a speech or take an exam), I’d like to help you.
Join me for a Transformation Session. Let’s reprogram your subconscious mind to feel safe and strong, no matter what you desire to do in your life. Book a session here: http://Sherri.as.me
We’ll connect over a free video program called Zoom. (You can choose to use audio-only, but it would be fabulous to actually see you.)
Choose you. Choose a life that allows you to thrive.