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Caroline Pett Anxiety Less

Last week I wrote about the benefits of rest. It’s just here if you missed it. The first thing many people say to me when I talk about resting, is “that’s great, but I don’t have time for that.”

I get that people have busy lives, there’s a lot to do and stuff going on – but is it really true that you really have no time for resting?

Do you really need to be busy all the time, or have you engineered that situation so that you don’t have the opportunity to think about whatever it is you are trying desperately not to think about? 

Those feelings that you are avoiding feeling because you don’t think you can handle them? 

If you felt a little twinge in your tummy then, it’s because you know I’m right. 

And I get it. I do it all the time. I even think that it can be helpful sometimes. We’ve all had times when we could break down, but it’s not the right time for it – keeping busy and carrying on in that situation gets you through. But it’s not a long-term solution. 

We put those things in a box, and pretend they’ve been dealt with, tidied away. But really they still need to be dealt with properly. Otherwise, they are taking up space in our lives and preventing us from really enjoying ourselves. 

And if you had time, you wouldn’t have a reason not to deal with it. So, you stay busy all day, until you fall exhausted into bed each night. And wake up exhausted each morning to do it all again. 

It might be something small, or massive – but it won’t go away until you deal with it. 

Make time. Get support. 

The monsters that hide in the shadows are never as big and scary as you think once you bring them into the light. 

Then you’ll be able to rest.

About Anxiety

Anxiety affects everyone in different ways. Whether its general anxiety, phobias, addictions, habits, weight issues or anything else you do it your own way. So, it stands to reason that the solution should be as individual as you are. I use a range of techniques, such as Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, EFT, Reiki and many other tools I’ve picked up along the way to work with YOU to find the best fit. We can work online from the comfort of your own home, or you can arrange to come to my private therapy room near Carlisle, Cumbria.

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