Your Content for the Week: Anxiety

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Coming up with content isn't always easy, but you also know how important it is to keep posting valuable, knowledgable posts on social media. 
I'm starting a new series of blog posts where I'll be sharing content ideas you can use for your own life coaching business using the templates I create that you can buy and purchase right here in my shop.

For this week's content, you can teach your audience about anxiety using templates from the Life Coach Starter Pack and the caption ideas listed.

As always, feel free to add your own thoughts or take away things you feel don't quite fit with your message. These are just ideas to help you get the juices going which will save you more time and will help you post more consistently.

Is it Anxiety or Discomfort
We have a lot of things that are super convenient for us.

We can turn the thermostat 1 or 2 degrees to make us feel more comfortable. If we feel a little hunger pain, we can grab a snack. If we need something from the store, we can have it delivered in a few hours..!
We live in such a comfort-driven world where almost any source of discomfort can be eliminated pretty quick.
Because of this fast delivery of comfort, a lot of us are finding it harder to cope with discomfort. Never mind waiting for a few minutes in line or waiting a bit for someone to show up - must get out the phone! With this instant gratification, I feel like most of us are having a harder time coping with discomfort. Any ounce of unpleasantness and we're off to do whatever we can to escape it.

This is tricking your brain.

It's teaching it that it must do whatever it can to protect you from discomfort and is starting to turn those uncomfortable feelings into anxiety alarm bells.

So how do you retrain your brain from thinking discomfort is anxiety?

Start small with putting the phone away. Letting yourself stay hungry. Wait patiently and just observe your surroundings. Practice not giving in to every little discomfort and with time, your brain will realize these small inconveniences aren't hurting you and the anxiety will slowly fade back from these triggers.
Let Your Worries Float by Like a Cloud
When you find your anxiety coming on, let it in and let it stay.
After a bit, start looking at your anxious thoughts with curiosity. Why are these thoughts here? How did they get here? What happened that may have triggered this? Are these thoughts true?
After you've become aware of your thoughts and realize they aren't serving you, imagine they're on a cloud and floating away.
What is the worst thing that could possibly happen?
Our anxiety is there to protect us. It's the brain's "fight or flight" and was very useful in the beginnings of time, but now with minimal physical dangers around us, it's not as useful.
One thing you can do with your anxious thoughts is to ask, "What is the worst thing that could possibly happen?" Be curious with your thoughts. Inspect them as a detective would.
Are these thoughts true? Is the worst thing really that bad? Could I handle that if it were to happen?
Most of the time, the worst thing isn't really that bad. Once we're able to become aware of this, these thoughts taper down and we're able to move on from them.
Did you find these pieces of content helpful? How did your audience respond? I'd love to hear from you!

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