With our work and home lives literally colliding under one roof, anxiety and overwhelm can set in pretty quickly.
Last night, that happened in my own life. So today, I am going to share with you something from my personal IG account:
The good news is that decreasing your anxiety, whether you have PTSD or are just experiencing job or family-related stress, can be simple. Not easy, but simple.
One of the quickest and most effective tactics is to actually stop doing one, specific thing. That thing is comparing your journey and life against someone else’s.
If you measure your success based on someone’s else’s life, you will always find yourself struggling to measure up. Why? Because you are not them.
Dr. Seuss said it best:
The point is that the more time that you spend comparing yourself to the others, the less value you are actually adding to this world. The more time you spend trying to be someone you are not, the more depressed and anxious you will feel. Why? Because your mind and your body are desperately trying to course-correct and remind you to BE YOU, not waste time judging yourself by someone else’s standards.
Remember: By trying to be someone you are not, the world is missing out on the incredible gift of you and your purpose.
Looking for a few other tricks to store in your sanity toolbox? I’ll list a few here for you for quick access, but you can also find more in our free eBook download!
- Reduce time on social media. Social media posts are literally filtered to look their best. They are not, and will never be, reality.
- Focus on self-awareness. Identify your own goals, and create small action items you can take to make progress towards what you want.
- Celebrate your wins, no matter how big or how small.
- Write down your purpose. Post it everywhere: your cell phone background, on your mirror, on your computer, in your car, EVERYWHERE.
Fortunately, you’ve got this. I know it’s true because no one can be you as well as you. You’re already ahead of the game. Now go knock it out of the park.
And, in the meantime, if these tips have helped you, share the love! Send this post to a friend who could use a reminder that they’re already enough. As we all spread the word, together we’ll make the world a less anxious place.
Stay safe, and stay sane.