I’ve been having trouble quieting my brain lately. It’s like the volume in my head is so loud that I can’t hear myself thinking. Making plans, staying motivated, and remembering conversations all seem so hard. And I know I’m not alone. This is anxiety and it plagues 230 million people. I know many of you are struggling with it, too.
Anxiety is a normal bodily response to danger. Our brains sense danger and send hormones throughout the body to prepare it for fight, flight, or freeze. That process was super important when saber-tooth tigers lived, but less so today. Collectively, our anxiety is a response to a global health crisis on top of our everyday stresses and that’s normal.
The prefrontal cortex is what I call our modern brain. If we can access it, we can better manage our anxiety.
In today’s episode, I’m sharing how my experience of anxiety has been lately in hopes that some of you can relate and we can move through it together. I’m giving you some steps you can follow when you’re in anxiety as well as some simple mindfulness practices you can add to your self-care routine and start to better manage your anxiety. Remember, none of us are alone in this experience and feeling anxious is completely expected given the circumstances.
What You Will Discover:
What anxiety is and why it causes discomfort in the body.
How to access your modern brain.
What you can do when you’re experiencing anxiety.
How resonating with the stories of others can help relieve your anxiety.
Some daily practices to help you manage your anxiety.
The power of allowing the feelings of suck to happen.
Listen to the Full Episode:
The Wisdom of Anxiety by Sheryl Paul