Some of our favorite things to do as an ‘Anxious Acheiever’ is to think, do, and accomplish.
Our minds tend to be oriented around planning, organizing, and checking things off the list 📝 .
The anxiousness drives the continual cycle of ‘doing.’ We maybe even have a false fantasy that “if I get it all done THEN I’ll be able to relax.” 🤔 Sound familiar?
The struggle is, it never gets ALL done. Life is full of tasks, obligations and to-dos. Especially if you are a parent.
This leads to prioritizing “all the things”, and deprioritize rest/recalibration/stillness. We just don’t have time for those things.
As a result, the nervous system is constantly activated, which leads to feelings of overwhelm, depletion, fatigue, and exhaustion. Not to mention the impact on our systems (e.g. digestion).
It seems like an endless cycle. 🌀 The key is to begin to notice these tendencies, these thoughts, these emotions, and these behaviors.
Take a step back and recognize the habitual patterns. And maybe begin to shift towards integrating micro-stillness practices. Maybe a 😮💨 breath. Maybe a walk 🚶🏾♀️ around the block. Maybe stepping into nature. 🌱
Are you or your loved ones coping with Anxiety or Panic Disorders?
Everything is not always as it seems. Please check in on the ones you love. 💙
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