This past week I had a lot of anxiety. I hate feeling this way, so I didn’t even want to admit to my coach, Jackie. But luckily I did and she gave me three ways to alleviate the stress.
1. Talk about the problem. Don’t let your concerns swirl around your head and grow. Discuss your thoughts with a friend or mentor. Getting it off your chest will feel good. Also, you might discover its not so bad after all.
2. Walk through the details. For me, I was concerned about a timeline. By going through each due date to the ultimate goal I was able to find some wiggle room. That extra space literally gave me some breathing room. I bet you can find some relief in your details too.
3. Asses the true consequences. What will happen if you miss that deadline? Don’t get that one deal? Aren’t the first one done? I mean, what will really happen? My world wasn’t going to fall apart and I doubt yours is either.
What gives you anxiety? What do you do about it? I’d love to hear about your tips and techniques too.