Most of us are using the word Anxiety to describe a feeling of discomfort or intense stress inside our body.
We’re using ONE word, because we think it’s ONE thing.
Anxiety is really a LOGJAM of information that needs your attention.
When I work with clients, I help them loosen these logs, so we can look at them individually.
And here's what I usually find:
weak or disordered boundaries
critical or belittling self-talk
unacknowledged feelings that need to be processed
issues that haven't been dealt with
false fear that’s triggering a fight or flight emergency response in the body
some level of perfectionism or extreme thinking
an imbalance between the head and the heart
The feeling of anxiety almost always means something important needs your attention.
Your body's wisdom speaks to you through sensation, dearest.
When you start LISTENING to the anxiety instead of just trying to make it go away, things will begin to change in your life.
Yes, issues will come. Daily. That's life, isn't it? But don't worry. Your anxiety will send out alerts (like those reminder pings from your smart phone), so you can address them.
If you don't want things to jam up, you've got to recognize your anxiety for the helper it is!
You've got to WORK with it, love.
If you're overwhelmed, ask yourself what TRULY needs your attention RIGHT NOW.
You don't have to do everything all at once.
You don't have to do it all today.
You don't have to do it all alone.
You don't have to do it all perfectly.
So make this easier on yourself. Just deal with ONE log and watch the water of well-being begin flowing. Even if just a little gets through, there's personal power in that stream.
The more you allow it, the more your stress will soften. Once it does, you'll be filled with renewed energy you can use to FREE MORE LOGS.
Keep doing THAT and I promise—one day you'll be able to build something really good from them.
Sending you so much love,
P.S. If you're on medication for anxiety and are wondering if you can still work with it, the answer is YES! Because (as you'll remember), anxiety is NOT one thing. If there's a chemical imbalance or depletion in the mix, medication can help turn down the volume on your body's alarm system, making it easier to focus on your inner work.
P.S.S. If you're interested in working with your anxiety in a compassionate, interactive way, please book a free consultation with me by CLICKING HEREand we'll see if working together makes sense. xo