Anxiety is often thought to be a fear of the future. Anxiety can affect our relationships, our jobs, our ability to chase our dreams, and our entire life if we don’t do things to manage it. Anxiety may stem from worry of how others perceive us and/ or from a fear of rejection. There are so many reasons, level and types of anxiety. When we have a tendency to please everyone around us, anxiety is very likely to be prevalent in our lives. When we want to control what happens in the future, anxiety exists as well also.
When humans experience worry, stress, insecurity, and fear, these are signs that you might be dealing with anxiety. These reactions are normal for all human beings, but some of us are affected more than others. And it is worth noting that anxiety can actually be helpful as it propels us to do better at what we do, it inspires us to achieve more in our life. But on the other end, this very same anxiety is what keeps playing small. It keeps us from taking leaps of faith that are so important when chasing a dream and fully embracing the potential of what we can do for ourselves and this world. Human nature craves for what is familiar, thus, we stay in our comfort zones. Educating yourself on anxiety and how to live with it might just change your life in a really big way.
In this episode, Kori shares her own story of anxiety and how it has affected her life. She reveals how she has learned how to balance her anxiety so that it is no longer debilitating and not keeping her feeling “stuck.” She also shares a few of her favorite tools and techniques to minimize anxiety so you can feel peaceful and calm on a more regular basis.
“For many people who achieve bold, ambitious tasks, anxiety is one of the things that actually propels them forward. The difference between a healthy amount of anxiety and an unhealthy amount of anxiety depends on how it’s interacting with your life and how you’re dealing with it.” – Kori Hahn
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
01:26 – What is anxiety and why does it exist in our lives
02:33 – What causes us to be anxious
06:23 – What is “highly functioning anxiety” and what are its positive manifestations
10:17 – One truth about anxiety
12:17 – When does anxiety become a problem
20:18 – Helpful tools and techniques you can use to overcome anxiety
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