Anxiety: The Paradox
Anxiety is a bit like truly bad fiction. It masquerades as a real problem, when often it is simply a worry habit that has evolved over time. It can feel really out of whack when you are swamped with it. It will drive you to behave in exactly the opposite way of what would actually meet your goals. That is something I teach you how to manage differently.
Anxiety In Action
- The shopper who abandons her cart in the middle of the aisle, struggling through a panic attack.
- The socially anxious person who wants to meet others, but can’t bring themselves to speak with anyone at the party, or even to attend in the first place.
When you learn that anxiety has a hereditary component–as in how you might be “pre-wired”–it is a relief. You will learn that anxiety may have become your habit, one that you can change. That is a welcome revelation! Anxiety is the emotion that keeps us alive, but when it gets out of whack, and dominates your choices, it becomes crippling. You have the power to change that.
Once you learn an anxiety habit can be changed, you have the power to re-write your story. That is so freeing!