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Warriors Way LLC: Feeling Anxious – Glenn Bott

Take the time to check in with yourself throughout the day and see how you’re doing.  How would you sum up your status?  Doing great?  Feeling happy healthy, wise and wealthy?  Is your life flowing along in a gentle unfolding or are you getting caught up in some strife?

I suggest developing the habit to check in with yourself periodically to get an assessment on your current state of affairs.  Some people get wound too tight and caught up in the “doing” mode that they forget to slow down and enjoy the process.  In today’s “busy” culture where your busy activities are worn like a badge, it’s easy to fall into that trap.  You can’t win at that game, so I suggest  not even playing it.

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I found myself feeling a little anxious the other day.  I didn’t even realize it at the time.  Later, while walking the dogs I realized I had a low-level feeling of anxiousness going on.  This is unusual because I don’t have anything to be feeling anxious about.  I’m having a good time, my health is awesome, my life is good.  So what’s up?

It took me a while to sort this out but I finally realized it was a low-level thought running in the background of my mind.  Nothing really specific, just a deep thought that things should be going better with my coaching business.

I’m not a big fan of shoulds.  Should is a word that always leaves you in trouble.  Whenever you find yourself or someone else using the word should it’s a clear indication that their energy and intentions are split.  There isn’t a clear and unwavering focus or commitment to the task at hand.

The word should often leaves you open to guilt, the worst of all self-imposed punishments.  Shoulds almost always involve choosing between what you want to do, and what you or someone else expects you to do.  Another nasty should is behaving as you believe you should in order to live up to some external standard that you’ve internalized.

Stop!

Forget all about should.  I suggest removing it from your vocabulary.  Do it or don’t do it.  Keep your energy clean and focused.  Take a moment and check within yourself and see what your heart is telling you.  If you’re feeling great, have a sense of enthusiasm, and can’t wait to get started, then by all means move forward.  On the other hand, if you’re feeling dread, or have doubts, then wait.  I encourage people I coach to do everything in their life with full and complete commitment.  Keep your energy clean and focused.

Honor yourself first and foremost.  Have the courage to be yourself and stand in your truth.  Develop the awareness to check in periodically to make sure your heart/mind/spirit are all aligned.

Remember – if you aren’t going to honor and take care of yourself, who is?

 

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