As my workload builds up I can feel myself getting more stressed and anxious.
More snappy, short-tempered, and tense.
My fists clench like I’m holding onto a Roller-coaster, and it’s only when I’m aware I’m doing it I loosen the grip.
Are you aware how tense you are when you’re in a stressful and anxiety filled situation? Do you clench your fists? Do you arch your shoulders towards your neck? Do you tighten and tense your facial muscles?
It takes practice, but when you find yourself in a stressful and anxious moment stop for a second and be conscious of what your body is doing.
When you feel your anger rising and an overwhelming ‘I can’t do this’ feeling, stop every thing, take a breath, and step back. Be self-aware and conscious of what’s happening.
Physically release and LET GO of the tension, remind yourself that YOU CAN do it, slow down and take your time, and the stress and anxiety will lessen. Keep doing it, and with practice, you’ll naturally cope with stress and anxiety so much better.
Anxiety was always good at making me hide away, and I limited my social interaction as much as possible.
In business, I was never good at networking - it was all the social anxiety I suffered over the years.
When I broke through this fear and vulnerability and started getting out there and meeting people, I suddenly realised what all the fuss networking was about.
There are people out there that know more than you do on specific subjects (like overcoming anxiety), or know other people that know things that you don’t. There are people that can introduce you to things you would never have dreamed of, helping you create more happiness, wealth, and success. There are people out there that can give you the strength and belief to change.
People really do make things happen.
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