Stress & Anxiety

Lately, You’ve Been Feeling Like You Just Can’t Keep Your Head Above Water

You’ve got a “To Do” list a mile long, and it just keeps growing. Just when you mark one thing off the list, another two things take its place. Not to mention, your spouse needs your attention, your kids need your attention, and work is non-stop. You’re juggling 20 things at once, and at any moment you might drop a ball.

Do you ever picture yourself in a huge lake with just your eyes and nose barely sticking out of the water, barely able to breathe? You wonder how long before you just go under.

Or it feels like you’re carrying a big, huge backpack filled to the brim with what feels like big, heavy bricks? Each brick is a worry, a fear, or a nagging thought. Ever wondered what it would feel like to get rid of some of those bricks?

You’ve probably felt something like this before and you feel like you just can’t do it anymore.

You feel like no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to relax. There’s always something on your mind. Always a “what if”.

Sometimes your mind is going a mile a minute and your heart feels like it’s beating out of your chest. You freeze or panic, often at the most inopportune times. Or sometimes your thoughts keep you up at night.

Now you’re ready to stop living like that and figure out how to finally have peace, to slow down and enjoy the life you’ve created, the life you’ve worked so hard for.

Stress & Anxiety Isn’t Always Bad

In fact, those things often propel us to accomplish the things we want to accomplish. They act as motivators for us. But they’re only meant to be short-term, not life-long.

The problem is that the stress and anxiety have taken over, and now you want to reclaim your life and be yourself again.

This can be accomplished by breaking things into bite-size pieces, not biting off more than you can chew. What do you think causes the stress in the first place? Yeah, trying to do more than you could handle at one time.

It can also be accomplished by developing a reasonable schedule for yourself, where you block off time for the things you need to get done, but also time for self-care, family time, and relaxation.

It might also mean facing some fear about disappointing others, failing, or not being good enough. It’s time to take a hard look at yourself, your values, and your priorities.

Together, we’ll tackle these things. We’ll create bite-size pieces that feel manageable. We develop margin in your life so that everything doesn’t feel urgent. We’ll make schedules that work for you, instead of you working for your calendar. We’ll fight against the stress and anxiety so that they no longer have control over you and you can finally relax and enjoy your life, even when things do get stressful from time to time.