Anxiety is another word for feelings of fear, nervousness, apprehensiveness, or worry. Everybody gets anxious at times and some anxiety actually helps us to function well, but anxiety can become a problem when – it happens too often, it goes on for a long time and it stops you from doing things that you want to do.

Some people have the misguided notion that you should not feel anxious, when in fact anxiety is your body telling you that something important needs to be addressed. It could simply indicate the existence of an unmet need, an emotional or mental blockage, an old pain being activated, or your body reacting from too much overthinking.

What keep us stuck in anxiety is the resistance of not accepting what is.

Being caught in the past or worrying about the future undermines self-trust. When you buy into the negative voices in your head, you also diminish your self-trust.

When we look at examples of people who are self-trusting, we find that they have clarity and confidence in their choices. They are interdependent, which includes healthy dependency, not overly dependent or hyper-independent. They know what they want & need, and patiently go after it.

They can trust themselves to not be punitive when they make mistakes, consequently they look openly at their experiences without fear of self-punishment.

This week, pay attention to how and what you are resisting. Are you following the negative voices in your head? Are you punishing yourself or accepting your past mistakes?

‘You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.’