If you’re anything like me, anxiety, insomnia, and related problems like depression can come to feel very normal. Life is stressful, so why wouldn’t we feel anxious? Anyway, isn’t change too hard or complicated for people like us?
No, it’s not.
Sure, anxiety is common. Our society churns out anxious people. And anxiety isn’t a moral failing, a lack of faith, or a sign of weakness.
But anxiety is not inevitable. Don’t just take my word for it—the Anxiety and Depression Association of America says it’s highly treatable.
That is true for me. Anxiety used to feel like it was in the driver’s seat of my life. It made me wary of taking any risk. It kept me up at night, stole my joy, and impacted my relationships. I still deal with anxiety, but instead of it driving, it’s now feels like it’s in the passenger seat, making somewhat nervous conversation.
That wholesale change did not happen because I worked harder, got more self-discipline, or got more reasonable.
It happened because I learned to see it with kinder eyes. Something to live with and manage, like a chronic disease. it happened because I stopped shaming myself for experiencing it.
If you’d like to make that shift, I’ve made something for you: a five-day mini-course about anxiety called Five Tiny Ideas for Managing Anxiety. In it you’ll learn:
- The mental shift from ‘erasing’ to accepting’ anxiety’s presence in your life.
- The strange lesson hidden in your anxiety.
- The lie that keeps you from changing how you deal with anxiety.
- Two guidelines that help you learn to address anxiety with kindness.
- What incredible gifts you’ll get as you learn to manage your anxiety levels.
It also includes a long list of self-care strategies from me and my friends, along with some suggestions for finding free or low-cost therapy.
Best of all, it’s free for subscribers.
This course is not a substitute for therapy. It’s more like sitting down with a friend who has been right where you are, and empathizes. Maybe you want to dip your toe into thinking about anxiousness differently. Maybe you want someone really gentle to help you begin to change.
Maybe you just want to know you’re not alone in dealing with anxiety, and that you’re not weird, weak, sinful, or dumb.
Fill out the form below, and you’ll receive the first part of the course in your inbox immediately.
Let’s face this hard thing together, okay?