Anxiety & Stress
Lately, You’ve Been Feeling Like You’re Drowning.
You always thought in milestones:
- Once I wrap up this project, things will settle down.
- Once I earn $_____, then I’ll take a vacation.
- Once I close this deal, then I’ll be able to relax.
Here’s the thing, though: Even when you meet (or exceed) these goals, new ones creep up, sending you on a wild goose chase for more.
It’s not even that you’re chasing money — you’re chasing freedom. And the freedom you’re looking for always seems to be just out of reach.
The stress of your career, your responsibilities, and wanting to be present with your family and friends is like trying to keep 20 spinning plates in the air at all times. If one of them falls, they all go down.
It’s hard to fall asleep without relying on sleep aids, and even then you consistently wake up throughout the night or wake up the next morning feeling like shit.
You’re ready to get off this rollercoaster and figure out how to finally enjoy the life you’ve worked so hard to create for yourself and your family.
What I often tell my clients
(and this might surprise you)
is that anxiety isn’t always a bad thing.
In fact, I would argue that your anxiety is part of the reason you’re so successful. It’s helped you push through when others may have quit. It led you to become the driven, ambitious, and motivated person you are today.
The main problem is that your stress and anxiety have now taken over, and it’s time for you to be the one in charge.
This looks like setting reasonable goals for yourself, sticking to a schedule that includes caring for yourself, and getting back to doing things you used to enjoy.
It means facing your fears of disappointing other people, failing, and not being good enough.
Because until you work through these things, you may be caught in a loop where the harder you work, the more anxiety tells you that you need to continue working even harder. Your anxiety is insatiable (and kind of an asshole sometimes).