See-saw Margery daw. Friday March 16, 2018
(It's a line from an English nursery rhyme, apologies to all those not familiar.)
If you have anxiety, planning is essential. First identify the challenge. Then decide how you want to feel (realistically) and see what you can do to paint on that exterior and run with it. Use language not limited to:
"I find entering the meeting really tough and I will walk in early and go straight to pour some water to give me purpose." (this is popular, watch how many people do this!)
"Going to the doctor makes me squirm, I now write down my list of what I need and I don't leave without addressing each one."
"Today I am broken. I can do small stuff and that is good enough."
"This is hard and I have done it before therefore I know it is possible."
It's like a see-saw. Problem-solution. Problem-solution. It only takes a minute change in our thinking to make some things possible. Today anxiety, tomorrow anxiety-smasher.
The room above the garage.
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