Elizabeth Cush on Managing Anxiety When Things Change
Life is unpredictable. Elizabeth Cush, host of Woman Worriers, talks about managing anxiety when things don’t go as planned.
You’ve made a list. You’ve checked it twice. You’ve got all your ducks in a row. Everything’s under control—until it isn’t. How do you feel when life throws a wrench in your plans? If you struggle with the unexpected, you’re not alone. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, LCPC, a licensed professional therapist and founder of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., shares her experiences and insights into the anxiety that can show up when things don’t go as planned and offers several tips on how to manage those uncomfortable feelings in the moment and maybe even turn the change of plans into a positive experience.
Listen and learn:
Why feeling as if we have everything under control is an illusion
What happens when things don’t go as we planned
How anxiety shows up in our bodies
What anxiety might feel like emotionally
How anxiety can affect the way we think about change
Behaviors that might be a result of our anxiety
What’s underneath the anxiety
The first things you should do when you start to feel anxious
Why it’s important to name what you’re feeling
How to treat yourself with compassion
Ways to find the positive side of the experience
How compassion for others can help
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