Not sure if you know this about me or not and it is quite a deep honest share but one I think is important for you and me!
Anxiety came into my life with great force when my family flew the nest.
I guess, if I was honest, it had always been lurking under the surface, but post menopause and empty nest after being a single parent for so many years really made it affect my life with full blown panic attacks.
The “best” one convincing me I was having a heart attack in the middle of having my hair done. Yes, I ended up in A&E with that one.
If you have anxiety, I am sharing because I know it limits your life.
What I did to take my life back.
I have done a lot of work on controlling it and it has got so much better over the years.
I started with TimeLine™ Therapy which really helped massively and was the starting place for me clearing it as it clears the fear from your past. Mindset, Breathwork, affirmations, EFT all helped control it too!
However this year, after making good head way I decided I didn’t want to control it I wanted it gone for good. The truth was I didn’t feel safe in my body as when anxiety hits, I feel very unwell. Our body is the home for our soul so feeling unwell meant that inner peace was not in abundance as I would have liked.
I set a very clear intention and asked my Angels to support me in getting to the bottom of this.
I learnt a few years ago that anxiety is fear of the future and what may or may not happen. I am good at catastrophizing too. My little head can really run away with its self if I let it!
I also learnt too that it is a choice, as we can always choose to feel something else. Getting out of your head and into your body helps hugely. Dancing, exercise, tidying up, doing the laundry basically anything that requires movement was a way to stop it and find peace again. It is actually a choice you can’t have a panic attack or orgasm at the same time, so you choose which one you are going for! Honestly, I have tested it!
The Angels guided me.
The Angels as they usually do, guided me to Podcasts, books and doing Wim Wim Hof breathwork and cold water therapy. I actually love this now!
Two of the books that really helped me are:
- How To Do The Work by Nicole Le Pera
- Anxiety Rx by Russell Kennedy MD
I realised it didn’t start when I thought it did, I learnt a lot about myself on this journey and understand I was in a high state of alert a lot of the time, it was my nervous system that needed regulating.
As I am NLP Coach, I know that there is no judgement. One of the pre suppositions of NLP is understanding that everyone is doing the best they can with what they have within them at that given time. That means we are not in victim mode and come from a place of empowerment.
I also realised that as a single parent I could/can do anything for my children, they gave me confidence. Doing things for myself, well, that is a whole different thing. They were my comfort blanket. Now I am living life for me and had to discover my own importance which has been a journey all on its own.
I really hope if you suffer with anxiety, you can take some bits from this and it helps you. I don’t think there is one solution for everyone but there certainly will be one solution for you if you choose to follow the steps and let the Angels help you. I would love to know please share and connect with me in my FREE GROUP.
If you want to start with Timeline like I did, drop me an email to email@example.com
We don’t need to live with anxiety!