Working Through Anxiety

Sit with me for a minute as we explore some anxiety work together! Imagine you’re having a tough ass day. You’re riddled with the spirals and the dooms-day feeling that your life is falling apart (whether anything has “triggered” it or not). Your foundation feels shaken.

You are riddled with doubt and overwhelm wondering why this happens to you, and what you can do. 

You take 3 slow deep breaths.  You open your journal. You let your thoughts pour out. You take time with this anxiety.

“I’m failing. Everything feels so hard. Will it always feel so hard? I have so much in my life though, really. Why am I like this? Why do I have so much anxiety right now? What is wrong with me? 

Why can’t I just be someone who is grateful for all that they have and enjoys their life? They seize the day and seem to live freely. Why can’t I be like that? I’m so scared of ending up like my parents. They seem(ed) miserable. Is that really all life is about? That kinda sucks.

I should be more successful by now. I should be further along. Everyone probably thinks I’m missing the mark, falling behind, pathetic in a way. There’s a part of me that wants so much more, but who am I kidding? I’m not unique enough, motivated enough, smart enough. UGH. 

This is just exhausting. I’m scared. I’m frustrated. I feel like I know what I could do better but I just can’t bring myself to actually do it consistently.”

Yeah, we’ve all been there, many a time! Part of the value of journaling is making space and taking the time to hear what you’re saying to yourself, how your inner critic is talking to you, and see it OUTSIDE of you.

The reminder that this voice, this fear based pattern in your mind is not your true self. 

Think back to a moment that you’ve felt amazing! – empowered, confident, grounded, even if it was fleeting. If that feels too far away, envision what it WOULD feel like to feel that way. What would you say to that anxious mind voice above? What other perspectives could you try on, and play with? 

Then, align and identify one small action or behavior you might be able to implement to release the anxiety and step closer to your true self? 

This experience I just walked you through is one that is familiar to many, on the reg. After years of working with clients, I know how heavy it can be. I know it can feel near impossible to break the cycle sometimes. 

I want so much more for you, for your life. 

And today I am SO excited to share with you that the biggest project I’ve been working on, the new & improved Foundations of You Coaching Program, is ready to invite you in! 

If this experience sounds familiar, if you feel like there’s so much you’re missing around how to work through challenging emotions, how to implement actual sustainable habits and practices, how to change the internal dialogue and how you view yourself — and then bring that out into the world in your relationships, your career, your future, etc — Foundations of You is here for YOU. 

FOY is a blend of mental health, emotional well-being and personal development. It’s the course I wish we all took in college so that we could enter “adulthood” feeling grounded and empowered rather than terrified and exhausted. 

So if you’re ready to transform, to grow, to heal over the course of 6 months together, join me and the community that’s growing in Foundations of You today. 

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