- When we get anxious it puts us into the fight or flight mode and so we can become irrational in the survival stage. If you catch yourself, or your child getting anxious, ask "is this fear real? If it is then sit with it. If it is not, for instance you are worried about something that "MIGHT" happen. Ask, what would it be like if I didn't have that thought?
- You have probably heard about 4X4 breathing? Breathe in through your nose to the count of 4, hold to the count of 4 and out your mouth to the count of 4. Do this at least 4 times.
- Most of all validate. Okay, I am feeling anxious, what is really going on here? If it is your child put words to it, you are really anxious right now. Once you validate something it is easier to deal with
I keep hearing from teachers, pastors, parents and more that anxiety is rampent. Here are 3 things to help you if you or your child is struggling with anxiety. It is important to recognize anxiety and get professional help.
Author, Life Coach, Seattle traffic reporter but most of all MOM!
Laurie is a single mom, whose hopes and dreams helped her survive the tough times. Her dreams are manifesting with the release of a new book Did Not See That Coming and a radio show Coffee with the Coaches.