I heard something from a teacher that i listened to today that really got me thinking and i wanted to share it with you.
It was that Anxiety is experiencing failure in advance. That is the worst has not even happened yet, but we are already worried about it. We have already decided that the thing or action we were going to take is not worth it because of this feeling of fear.I have certainly felt like this about a lot of things a work meeting, a date, a new opportunity. You name it the list is endless.
Why does this happen? To answer that i will start by defining what anxiety is. It is a feeling of unease, such s worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. For example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam or having a medical test or job interview. When these feelings become persistent and stat impacting on daily life this may be a sign of an anxiety disorder, which you should get support with.
But in terms of just getting a general feeling of unease. It stops you from doing things because we are afraid of failure and want to protect ourselves from that mainly because of fear of judgement from others.
So what is a possible solution? Try to find generous regular work or an activity that scares you. If you can dance with the fear it wont go away, it will never go away, but you can learn to use it as a compass. So that when the fear shows up you can say”oh that feeling, i am getting that’s reminding me i am on the right path”. Make it a habit do it a few times a day. Keep a journal or blog to document the progress you are making.
Hearing this today certainly motivated me to not want to fail before i had even tried. What motivated you to accomplish your goals today?
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