Embracing Anxiety: Doing The Difficult Things

Embracing Anxiety Introducing your Anxiety So who needs a pep talk? What have you been avoiding lately? I often find myself trapped and procrastinating over the very thing I know I should be doing. Anxiety is the perpetrator but before you scowl in its direction, know this. The answer and key to healing is in embracing anxiety. Anxiety gets alot of bad press and pushing it away and complaining about things is rarely the answer to any problem. It's just a protective mechanism really. It wants you to be safe.  What if I told you that your anxiety loves you? That it came to wrap you in a big warm hug and what did we do? We tried to push it away and we avoided the difficult things. Our protective barriers went up. We didn't know anxiety came to teach us some valuable lessons. So we never sought to learn…

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The Pit Of Despair

She tried to do normal, but it was hard. It stung, it itched, it irritated the very crevices of her soul. She didn't fit in, she had no qualms admitting that. She was lost, miserable, drowning in self pity. Everything about the mundanity of everyday life overwhelmed her. She was done bending over backwards to meet the needs of others. Her back was broken. She didn't know what to do to escape the pain. She longed for a familiarity she had only ever found in one place. She had tried to find it elsewhere but never could. She didn't really want to, but she didn't feel like she had much of a choice, She quietly climbed back into her pit of despair. It was where she felt safe. It was cold and damp and lonely and quite a few sizes too small. In fact it choked her a little but…

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How To Overcome Procrastination AKA Overwhelm

I've been known to sit and procrastinate for days. Then I realise that the reasons for my doing so are based in fear and overwhelm. So many things to do & worry about, So many rules to follow. There just don't seem to be enough hours in the day to do everything. But then I realise my overwhelm is keeping me stuck. I hardly get anything done and I definitely don't get it done well when I'm worrying about all the other stuff. So I set out to create this system to overcome overwhelm. Now next time that I feel overwhelm creeping in I can get on top of it quickly. I hope it helps you too. Take a Time Out I can gain alot of clarity just by doing a quick mindfulness excercise or taking a short walk. I highly recommend taking that little time to reset and refocus…

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Raise Your Self-Esteem Fast With These 7 Easy Steps

Our self-esteem can be very fragile growing up in a world that seems to continually want to try to put dents in it. So I thought I'd compile a list of tips to help us up when things get particularly low in the self-esteem bucket. Create yourself some boundaries. I'm sure there are a lot of people benefitting from your lack of boundaries but you're probably not one of them. Saying no to what doesn't enhance your life doesn't have to be a negative thing and it's also truly liberating. Start today, can you say no to 3 people today? Face your fears. Our fears keep us stuck inside our comfort zone where its safe, warm and comfortable. This is where many of us stay for our whole lives. Never daring to venture beyond the walls we've built for ourselves. (Yes, we built them ourselves...) The sooner you step outside…

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