So when I set the intention to write a blog, one of my "commitments" was to post on a weekly basis. I have a reminder set to post new content on Monday mornings. That worked out great since I was on fire when I started and had a "bank" of articles written. How many of you have ever gotten super motivated, put a shit ton of effort into a project, and then petered out? Yeah, it's like a behavior pattern or something 😉. So, guess, what, even with all of the work that I've done, I am not immune to falling back into old behavior patterns. You know what else? This is the spot where the rubber meets the road. This is that fork in the road. The place where too many great ideas or intentions flop. This place where the energy has waned and we too often just let the goal fall to the wayside. This is that place where we eat one donut and rather than get back to our commitment to eat healthy, we say "fuck it" and eat the rest of the dozen. This is that place where our inner pain in the ass tells us it is OK to break our commitment, that we suck, or in any way that it can tells us that we are just imposters and that we don't have what it takes to keep moving toward our goals. That voice is just a version of our Anxiety and I, for one, and going to talk back to mine today!
Yep, I woke up this mornng without a finished article to post. I considered just quietly not posting anything. I have maybe two or three people who might be reading my posts anyway, so who will notice? My Anxiety even attempted to pull the "this will be good for your perfectionist to fail at this goal" card (we've done a lot of work, my Anxiety and I, so it often attempts to get in through the back door!).
Well, guess what Anxiety? I'm not playin' with you today. I am going to post and it's not going to be what I planned and I'm going to include a link to someone else's article and here's why: because today the most important thing for me to do is to remember my goal and my commitment to my goal and to be willing to be vulnerable (oh how uncomfortable it feels to be vulnerable 😳) and to still be williing to put myself out there. This is me walking my talk! 💪
So here is a link to an article about "16 Little Ways To Keep Anxiety From Ruining Your Life". Enjoy! https://www.buzzfeed.com/caseygueren/hi-anxiety-can-you-not?utm_term=.psBVQBBmp#.xla5X33jZ
The voice behind Auntie Anxiety is Lynn Dutrow, Courage Coach and Counselor