A Quick Tip For Anxiety From a Professional Therapist

By September 29, 2020Uncategorized

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!”