How do I stop doubting myself, and work on my inner emotional strength?
How does resourcefulness effect your ability to handle anxiety? And when you do experience moments of anxiety, how can you help yourself to feel capable in those moments, and how can you build emotional strength? These are the questions I would like you to ask yourself.
If you tend to experience a lot of anxiety, it may mean that you have a hard time managing the eight unpleasant feelings. If you don’t let yourself deal with your unpleasant feelings or you don’t manage your feelings well, then, generally speaking, you won’t believe you’re fully capable of handling whatever life throws at you.
It’s unlikely you’ll feel resourceful, either. Resourcefulness involves feeling vulnerable, and vulnerability enables you to acknowledge your needs and limitations, reach out to others, and ask for help.
In this way, anxiety can seem almost circular. Difficulty handling the eight unpleasant feelings leads to feeling less capable, and the less capable you feel, the more anxious you become, which makes it even harder to handle the difficult feelings.
Another way to look at anxiety is to consider:
Anxiety is doubt in your capacity to be capable and resourceful.
If you feel capable – meaning you can experience and move through the 8 difficult feelings – then there are fewer reasons to feel anxious, because you already know you can handle the feelings that result from things not working out the way you want. Let’s not let your anxieties make you doubt your own emotional strength.
This weeks question:
How can you be more capable in your day-to-day interactions? What steps can you take to feel capable when dealing with moments of anxiousness?
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To A Life You Love,
Dr. Joan Rosenberg