A Quick Tip For Anxiety From a Professional Therapist

One unsolicited suggestion if I may: watch the term “my anxiety”


Why possess something in your language that you don’t want to be a part of your identity?


Instead try…

I’m feeling a bit anxious, and that’s okay (notice and allow it, don’t possess it), but I am flexible and self-assured that others will offer me grace if the house isn’t perfect.


So the trouble here is two-fold:

  1. Saying “my anxiety”
  2. Saying “I am anxious” versus “I feel anxious.” One notices a feeling, the other possesses it.


Think about it – we have a cold, not I am my cold.


In the words of Dr. Seuss, “those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter!”



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