Being anxious can be a good or a bad
For example, if you’ve been through big life changes such as getting married or if you’re planning on moving abroad, you’re bound to feel nervous and apprehensive, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s normal to be anxious about life changing situations. However, if you’re experiencing palpitations and feeling nauseous, it could be that your body and brain are telling you that something isn’t right. You need to sit down, consider the situation
The key to overcoming anxiety is to make a committed decision.
Common situations adults face
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The key to overcoming anxiety is to make a committed decision in the first place, for which you then put a plan in place. Once you’ve decided that you’re going to go ahead with moving house or leaving a job, you can take the situation step by step which makes it feel far less overwhelming.
There’s a reason you’re looking for a new job. You might be unhappy or are looking for a more challenging role. You’ll feel reassured that looking for a new job is going to help you achieve your ambitions which should reduce your anxiety. You just need a considered plan to make sure you look for a position that will suit you and your goals, rather than rushing into something just to get out of your current situation.
The doubt and anxiety normally kick in when you start
overthinkingor discussing them with other people who may influence you.
You make most decisions subconsciously, so deep down you’ll know whether they feel right or wrong. The doubt and anxiety normally kick in when you start
Tips to help you overcome your anxiety
1) Get stuck in and start working towards your goal by taking small steps instead of worrying about the end goal. You’ll find that your anxiety will lessen because you will simply be too busy trying to achieve it.
2) Create a list of small and manageable tasks, which need to be completed and cross them out as you go, reassuring yourself you’re gradually making progress.
3) Every time you feel overwhelmed with anxiety, keep repeating to yourself: we always regret the things we don’t do rather than the things we do. I doubt you’d be happy if someone told you your life, ten years from now, would be exactly the same. So don’t be afraid of change!
Olga Levancuka will help you transform your life. She’s your Better in 30 Life Coach. Author of ‘How To Be Selfish’ and ‘Increase Your Confidence in One Day,’ Olga has coached some of the UK’s most prominent entrepreneurs, celebrities and household political names.