More Than We Can Handle

There are times in my life when it seems like everything is changing.  I recently started a new job and we added a new puppy to our family (which is very exciting!).

Releasing Social Anxiety

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Changes like these add more daily responsibilities which often causes increased stress and anxiety.  It’s a time when I know I need to pause and evaluate what I feel I ‘need’ to do every day vs. what really has to be done.  Do I really need to sort through my coupons to save a dollar when I go out to eat?  Do I need to organize my closet?  Do I need to complete all the things I planned to do in a given day?

For someone who struggles with anxiety, adjusting to change can be very difficult causing anxiety levels to spike.  I know from past experience that I need to ask for help, get enough sleep and prioritize (or de-prioritize) certain things in my life.  I need to voice my challenges, talk about them and work together with my family to find solutions.

Do you pay attention to what you need when life changes for you?  It’s important to recognize the impact that life changes have on you and take steps to manage your emotional well-being.  Look for ways to slow down, delegate responsibilities and de-prioritize.  Take time to ‘just be’ and give yourself a break.  You aren’t a super hero and no-one expects you to do it all.  Ask for help and pray for strength.  The challenges in your life only make you stronger!

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3 Responses to More Than We Can Handle

  1. Angela August 2, 2015 at 11:53 am #

    Hi Lisa,
    I have purchased your book and it gave me the courage to get CBT. I have suffered for years with SA and felt that there was no hope. I have a little now from reading your book and I’m grateful that you wrote it. I haven’t seen improvement yet with my anxiety but, I only been in CBT for almost 2 months and I know my social anxiety is severe because I can’t go places by myself. I am practicing the strategies daily. I hope one day I can be comfortable in social situations and do things by myself without worrying about being judged negatively.
    Thank you, for giving me a clinch of hope that I can get better.

    • Lisa Klarner August 2, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

      So happy to hear that you are going through CBT. Taking steps to do therapy for SA is something that you should be very proud of. Be sure to give yourself kudos for every step you take. Sticking with therapy will give you the courage to go into social situations without worrying about being judged. Positive changes will come soon for you! Feel free to contact me directly on email if you want to talk more Lisa@releasingsocialanxiety.com.

      Wishing you the best in your healing journey,

      Lisa

  2. Angela August 3, 2015 at 9:38 pm #

    Thank you so much for responding back!

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