Given some prompts or structure, talking to yourself can turn into a valuable tool for getting through life’s challenges and towards achieving goals. We call this self-coaching. In each episode Magda, CEO of Coacharya, and I will share our personal experiences to help listeners work through issues they may be experiencing. Each episode comes with prompts for journaling or reflections so that we all take away practical value to apply to our own lives.
In the first episode we hare examples of our own social anxiety, how it shows up, and what we do when it happens.
What’s worse: the anticipation, being in a situation or overanalyzing it afterwards? We all react differently to things that give us anxiety. Lately, Zoom has given us its own kind of social anxiety.
In this episode, we share recent experiences that have freaked us out a bit and how (eventually!) we’ve managed to get through them.
We’re not experts. We’re just two people who happen to know a bit about coaching and we’ve applied it to help ourselves. We’re here to share so that hopefully our listeners can relate, gain some insight, and perhaps start reflecting a bit more.
This week’s reflection :
The next time you notice yourself being anxious, stop and ask yourself:
- What am I feeling in my body right now?
- What is it that I’m resisting?
- Do I need to step away or is it OK to proceed?
- Social anxiety can feel like others are judging you, but it’s really you judging yourself. What do you need in that moment to feel accepted by yourself?
And if you can’t identify anxiety as it happens, that’s OK. Try to think back to a moment when you now realize that anxiety affected you and talk to yourself about the questions above.
If you want to share any insights from your reflections, please connect with us on Instagram and let us know. We’d love to hear from you.
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