Hello fear

Includes anxiety and worry

Fear arrives to protect us. It helps know what next action to take. When we use fear productively, our mind focuses, tunes in and gets clear on what we need to do. When fear gets stuck, we worry or feel anxious—constantly.  Let’s train ourselves to recognize when fear is productive or stuck. Let’s get clear on what to do when fear shows up and give it some love for doing it’s job.

1. Get grounded

When we notice fear or feel fear come up, take a super-deep belly breath, pick up a metaphorical cup of tea, find a comfy chair and sit with it. Let’s keep it company like we would someone we truly love.

2. Acknowledge it’s here

Hello fear. It’s good to meet you. Notice where fear is in our body. What does it feel like like? Focus in, describe it and notice what’s happening. It can feel a little scary to get so up close and personal with our fear so let’s take another super-deep belly breath, relax and be brave. We’ve got this. When we feel ready, ASK FEAR: What next action should be taken?

3. Relax and body scan

We ALL actively store tension from fear in our body. Sometimes we’re aware of it sometimes we’re not. That tension builds and exacerbates arthritic pain. After getting up close and personal with fear, let’s notice the residual tension in our body. Let’s do a body scan and take a walk around our whole body to relax the muscle, tissue and skin in each area. Breathe into each area, consciously release tension and allow those muscles to sink towards the earth. Yes. We’re the boss of our tension. Let’s release and let it flow. Choosing to relax is an act of self-love. Let’s give ourselves some love.

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