“Anxiety to Awesomeness“, is a catchy phrase and much in demand that could represent a journey of transformation from a state of anxiety to a state of empowerment and excellence. If you are looking to explore this concept further, whether in personal or professional context or in context to life, in generic, here is a brief outline of how you could approach it:
- Understanding Anxiety?
Start by delving into what anxiety is. Explore its different forms, causes, and effects on mental and physical well-being.
Important is to understand that anxiety is a natural response, but excessive anxiety can be detrimental and being in a consistent ‘anxiety state’ leads to ‘depression’, a very common word, that we come across, often, in our day-to-day life of today.
- Acknowledgement and Acceptance:
Important to acknowledge the current state, one is in and accept it with no ifs and buts.
Develop self-awareness about what triggers and the patterns of anxiety in you. This involves identifying situations, thoughts, or emotions that lead to anxiety. Journaling or mindfulness techniques can be helpful in this.
- Mindset Shift:
Shift from a mindset of helplessness to one of empowerment is a significant step. Recognize that while you may not be able to eliminate anxiety entirely, not overnight but steadily and learn to deal with it effectively and with mindfulness witness the ‘Shift’. Key is the Faith and Trust that change is possible!
- Seeking Support:
Recognize that you do not have to go through this journey alone. Speak out and share than getting into a shell of guilt, shame, helplessness, remorse etc. Reach out and seek support from friends, family, or professionals. Therapy, counselling, mentoring, or coaching can be the way out wherein a designed approach helps to flow from anxiety into state of awesomeness.
- Get Yourself into Yoga and Meditation or in Arts and Music:
Explore and get yourself immersed into Yoga and Meditation. Deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, and visualization help you manage anxiety in the moment. Get into music and arts -culture or any nature driven activities, this helps in the mind shift in the most natural way and the emotions transition from the state of lowness to state of calmness and completeness.
- Nurture Resilience:
Resilience is about bouncing back from challenges. Cultivate and nurture resilience by learning to adapt to stressors, developing problem-solving skills, and fostering a positive outlook.
Once the clarity of what is this anxiety and the acceptance is there, followed with the self-awareness of what triggers this state of lowness and the work towards mind shift is exercised with various ways, and we reach the state of nurturing resilience; define what “awesomeness” means to you. Set realistic goals that align with your values and aspirations. These goals can be personal, professional, or a mix of both and work on acquiring skills and associate with that mindfully which contributes to your personal and professional happiness alongside growth. This could involve learning new skills, improving existing ones, and stepping out of your comfort zone.