It’s the emotional issue that plagued me most of my life.
In fact, it still shows up sometimes – although ‘plague’ isn’t the right word anymore. It’s a canary in my coal mind. Or maybe a reverse canary? Because when it shows up, it’s a sign that something is out of balance.
I fix that, the anxiety goes away again.
Across the world, anxiety is on the rise. It’s common in my generation and maybe more common with the generation following. And thanks to the events of the last year or so, it’s spiking pretty hard.
That means whatever advice you’re hearing about how to manage it isn’t working.
“Look! This problem is worsening at a slower rate!” is also a canary. If someone says that to you, get out of the mine and find a better solution.
Like this one, maybe.
See, there’s a funny thing about science and expert opinion. If they disagree with your life experiences, then question your life experiences. But if you listen to them and it doesn’t help, go back to what you’ve seen with your own eyes. The truth might have been in front of you the whole time… or not. The only way to figure that out is to check.
That’s what I did. By checking my own experiences with anxiety against what experts told me, I noticed a few things.
One, their advice didn’t help.
Two, there was a pattern in what I saw.
Once I used that pattern to my advantage, everything cleared up.
And whenever I screw things up – and, yes pendo, I often screw things up – my screw-ups match the pattern too.
What on Earth am I blabbering on about, though?
Get to the part that tells you what to do, right?
Don’t worry – I lay it all out oh-so-clear in this month’s Phronesis Accelerator.
If you’ve struggled with anxiety, this new approach might be exactly what you need.
Here’s how you get it: