My anxiety would rock my whole world..I would not be able to function in work or at home. I became increasingly anti social. I had trouble breathing daily and my body was in constant pain.
I suffered a mix of anxiety with panic attacks and depression. It was a painful period in my life and something I have struggled with to this day.
Am I cured? Far from it
But over the last 2 years, I have tried and learnt about various techniques which have helped me to
1. Recognise my symptoms
2. Tackle it before it gets out of hand
Was it easy? Hell no
But I also knew that if I wanted to run a successful business, be of good use to my family and friends and make an impact in this world I had to get this under control and not have it take control of me
Most entrepreneurs I know have suffered or are suffering with some degree of anxiety as they grow their business. It is scary to say that it is common but it is true and truthfully sometimes that takes up a big part of our coaching sessions.
Trust me I know what anxiety is about and the havoc it can wreak on your mind, body and business. I have been there and am still there to an extent.
I am no expert on anxiety but I have learnt a few ways to take control of it so it does not control my day and I still get things done.
It seems to be part of our business journey and life and is definitely not something we should sweep under the rug. So this is our opportunity to talk about it and get to the root of it.
Let me outline for you some of the daily routines I have adopted which has allowed me to keep my anxiety at bay and remain highly functional as I grow my business-