We are settling back into Melbourne life this week and adjusting back to the time zone... going slooooooooow!
While away in France I had lots of time to reflect on my life and my career during the adventure and I noticed some new fears and anxieties arising about my next chapter that is currently unfolding.
I have spent much time over the years developing my relationship with fear and anxiety, so that it is used as a catalyst for transformation, rather than a weight that holds back dreams and squishes peace and joy.
This week I want to share what I do to face and move through fear rather than let it stop me.
Have you been feeling anxious lately in your business and personal life?
Anxiety really is an alarm bell that needs to be listened to... not ignored.
So many people these days have become so used to high levels of anxiety and internal conflict that it feels normal.
Periods of anxiety is normal... rising and falling anxiety is normal... but a constant anxious feeling that underlies months and years on end with no relief is NOT NORMAL or healthy and needs to be addressed!
So let's all stop for a moment and tune in so that we can get the powerful message that anxiety has for us.
Your life looks exactly the way you have been thinking and it reflects what you've focused on.
Yup... you've dreamed your life into existence.
If it's looking and feeling mighty fine right now... own it... celebrate it...
If it is stressful, chaotic, boring or uninspiring... own that too.
When we are willing to take 100% responsibility for what we've created and where we are at... we own our full power in life rather than feeling victims of circumstance.
So this is what I do... and I invite you to experiment with it too when your anxiety levels are on the rise... it is simple but life changing! Let's go!
FIRSTLY, STOP, breathe and listen deeply to your body. Do that now!
Anxiety is a messenger, an alarm bell... trying to alert us. "Are you in immediate danger?" If the answer is no, which it is 99.9% of the time... then relax and take another breath. When we breathe deeply and down into our belly we signal to our brain and nervous system to calm down that we are safe.
NEXT ASK... "have I recently just stepped (or been booted) out of my comfort zone?"
If you have... yay for you... you are on the path of growth and awakening. Congratulate yourself and add some new calming lifestyle changes to your world to support yourself during this growth phase. Keep your eyes and mind firmly focused on all of the great things in your life to steer this new growth and change towards success. You do this by having a daily practice that keeps you focused on gratitude, your strengths, gifts and feelings of joy, peace and success. This is a time to dig deeper than ever before to the source of who you are.
If the anxiety within your new growth step continues to build as you take each step forward... there are some deeper issues to be explored, investigated and released. The past and your attachment to it is holding back your growth. Get support. The deeper issues are hard to face alone. Coaches and mentors like myself are here to do the deep dives with you so that you can unhook the past, transform and propel you forward to your dream.
If you haven't recently stepped out of your comfort zone but just feel anxious about your current circumstances... it is time to make change.
Anxiety that arises during your normal everyday routine is the boot up the bum to simply do the thing you've been dreaming about... but putting off.
It is the alarm bell that you are stuck in an old outdated pattern. It is the alarm bell to change your habits, beliefs and patterns as they no longer serve you and are leading you in a direction further away from your purpose, mission, dream and destiny!
Ask yourself... "what change do I need to make in my life to be more in alignment with the real me?"
Then make those changes. Once you have stepped up and into a growth phase the anxiety will either subside or change form to the above 'out of comfort zone' scenario. Get the support you need to get unstuck.
Stuck and moving anxiety have different qualities and over time as you become more curious about fear, instead of trying to ignore it... you will get to know the subtle difference. Moving anxiety is much more easily transformed into excitement and much more fulfilling.
So in summary... if you've been especially anxious lately you need to do one of two things... if it's stuck anxiety you're feeling... make change now!
If it's growth anxiety that your feeling... increase the support around you so that you can expand into the next level of your growth, awakening and potential.
Can you see how anxiety is a faithful messenger?
Can you see how powerful it is that we face it, embrace it and take either internal or external action on it?
Ahhh bless anxiety and it's powerful place in our magical spectrum of human emotions.
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