Managing Anxiety When Things Don't Go As Planned

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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.

We don’t want to bully ourselves into feeling bad about the fact that we’re anxious.
— Elizabeth Cush

Show Notes:

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


Learn More

>  Blog: Managing Anxiety When Things Don’t Go As Planned

> Keeping It All Together When You Feel Like You’re Falling Apart

> Progression Counseling


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