Years ago, in the middle of my agoraphobic, social phobic, depressed state, you could have never convinced me that healing from mental illness was possible, probable even. Like a tornado crushes a trailer park, mental illness ravaged my entire life.
You know? I’m not right about much…marriage has taught me this. And, to be honest, I see this as a strength. Understanding that being “right” about something is not the goal can be quite freeing actually.
Sometimes life can be so tough that all we can do is keep going. I here all the time that what makes a successful entrepreneur is someone who just doesn’t give up. Well, I believe the same is true for life. Success/fulfillment/peace comes to those that just don’t take no for an answer.
Ever been to court? Ever stood in suspense as the judge contemplated your sentence? I have. And it blows. There's a sense of fear and dread, followed by this weird emotion of "whatever! I'll deal with whatever comes down the pike!" all wrapped up into one discomforting package.
n therapy, one of the most tenacious foes I face is helping someone realize they're wrong. Most people that come into my office are just dead wrong! About what? About what they believe about their future.
I write a ton on anxiety. And when I write I usually include 700 words or more. Well, I want to include you busy readers as well. So I'm going to post small clips of thoughts/skills/techniques that I believe can be helpful in overcoming anxiety:
Another way anxiety steps outside of its boundaries of protector is by grabbing the wheel of your life from you and acting as if it's Mr. T (the boss). We all have several emotions to pick from at any given moment.
I’m feeling my arms right now. I turned 40 last month and I’m still here. Despite the thousands of times I thought I was dying of a heart attack, suffocating or some other bizarre event like driving off the road because of intrusive thoughts, I’m still kickin’ and screamin.’