|Mindset is Everything!|
Today I’m talking about how to handle the stress of not knowing what’s going to happen
It’s important to understand WHY waiting feels so uncomfortable and HOW our attempts to avoid the wait often backfire.
On days like today, I used to wish for a fast-forward button on life. Something to help me disconnect from what was happening and how I was feeling.
For me that usually meant throwing myself into work, raiding the fridge, or pouring a drink.
All my attempts to not feel the discomfort of waiting worked to a point. But they never felt very good in the moment or the next day.
The problem isn’t that that these behaviors are wrong (they have zero moral value). The problem is that eventually your distractions catch up with you.
All the thoughts creating anxiety are just waiting to surface again. And all the feelings of discomfort are left unprocessed, waiting to come out sideways.
So what are you supposed to do?
The goal is to stop the overwhelm, catastrophizing, and “what if” fixations, leading to the desire to escape.
The only way to do that is to get to the bottom of the one belief fueling all the discomfort of waiting: I’m not sure I can handle what might happen.
This is the lie. We are all so much more capable than we know.
You have a brain that WANTS to solve the problem that come your way. That’s what it was designed to do. It’s just that no one taught us how to harness this power.
If you want help with this, I am here to help!