311532401You’ve always been able to handle anything in your way.

No matter what challenge or obstacle life threw at you, you overcame it through sheer force of will.

But this is different. Something has changed, and you’re not quite sure how to deal with it.

These feelings have taken root deep inside you and aren’t responding to any of the coping mechanisms that have helped in the past.

It’s like you’re always on edge.

All day, every day, your heart races, and your mind spins. At work, you’re in a constant state of hypervigilance. Always on the go but never accomplishing anything.

Once you get home, you still can’t relax your mind. You snap at your family or shut down completely as your brain runs through some wild hypothetical scenario.

Laying down in bed means more of the same as you doom-scroll until you literally cannot hold your eyes open a moment longer.

1575539092If only there were some other way.

Having a moment of peace feels like a lost dream. You want to check in with your body and mind, but you’re scared of the feelings it may bring up.

Well, I’m here to tell you that this is precisely what you need to do to help stop the anxiety spiral.

It’s time to learn to identify triggers, tendencies, and reactions so you can respond with compassion and kindness instead of fear and avoidance.