Imagine you just started a new job.
It's what you've always wanted.
You went to school to have this position.
You’re perfect for it.
But now that you’re in it, it feels heavy and not so great.
You bring work home.
You worry about what your coworkers think about you,
And whether you’re doing enough.
You think they don’t like you,
that you’ll be fired,
that you should quit, or
that it was a fluke that you were hired anyway.
Before you know it, you’re on the verge of tears.
You’ve gone from feeling incredible to feeling like a fraud.
Anxiety isn’t always crying and freaking out.
Sometimes it looks like
Trying to do more to be perfect,
Saying sorry too much,
Saying yes when you need to say no,
And feeling stressed when plans change.
All of these things feel necessary and important.
But, they are keeping you anxious and stuck.
What works then?
This doesn’t mean ignoring your feelings or how you feel.
It means choosing to not react to anxiety’s demands.
It means NOT asking someone if they think you're okay.
It means NOT working until 2:00 am to get something perfect.
Or going through with the pitch, even when you're afraid everyone is talking about you.
It means doing nothing to stop the anxiety and not letting the anxiety stop you!
We'll find the thoughts that make you feel anxious.
You’ll learn how anxiety feels and what it is telling you.
You’ll learn how to get calm, think clearly, and
stop trying to make anxiety go away
so it goes away on its own faster and stays away longer.
When you refuse to give in to what anxiety wants you to do,
you start to trust yourself.
You stop holding back and go after what you want.
You have more fun, more time with your family and friends, and
you're more present wherever you go!
On the call, we’ll talk about what you think is making you anxious,
what you’d like to experience instead, and
you’ll see what life will be like when you feel
calm and confident again.
Talk to you soon,
Be sure to check out Episode 51 of the More than Anxiety Podcast to hear more about The Power of Doing Nothing wherever you listen. While you’re there, take a quick minute to leave a review and follow so you don’t miss a beat and help others find the podcast as well. Thanks!