When your focus is on anticipating or planning for what comes next, it becomes really difficult to be present. The first step is to stabilize by incorporating coping skills and techniques that manage your anxiety and keep it under control. Next, we can focus on uncovering the underlying worry or needs that are not being met. For example, you may feel isolated, alone, or disconnected from friends or family. Or maybe you are avoiding a situation that terrifies you. Whatever the issue may be, it needs your attention and care.
Dealing with anxiety involves a lot of self-reflection and evaluation. You need to understand what drives your anxiety so you can recognize it in the moment and pay attention to what your body is trying to tell you. By getting to know yourself better and learning what you need to feel good and succeed, you can reach beyond coping and really deal with the source of your anxiety. Once we figure out what it is that you are trying so hard to control, we can help you move past it to a point where you can truly thrive and enjoy life as every moment unfolds.
Reconnect to your inner workings by creating more awareness.