Tossing and turning at night.
Clenching jaw, grinding teeth.
Terrible (often embarrassing) digestion.
Replaying scenarios in your mind, over and over.
Constantly anticipating the future.
Planning, planning, planning.
Clenching on to any control you have.
Staying in your comfort zone.
Needing to know, everything.
It's anxiety, and no, it doesn't have to be this way.
For years I lived like this, assuming it was the way everyone lived, not even realizing how much anxiety I had, until it peaked. My never-sit-still attitude and lifestyle worked well, until it didn't. I got knocked back by debilitating panic attacks, and knew that a prescription for Xanax was only a temporary fix. I had to finally take a closer look at my lifestyle, learn to slow down, take care of myself, and - with so much resistance - begin meditating.
I stumbled my way through, learning these tools bit by bit, and realizing that I didn't want to just return to where I was before the panic attacks, but that I could feel even better than that. Why settle for a medium-level of anxiety, sleepless nights, and that constant anticipation of worst-case scenarios?
Now I can see the signs so clearly, and I hate that folks accept this as "normal." I remember when mindfulness seemed like a waste of time, like something that was just "not for me;" when I thought I had it all under control and didn't need any help.
Which is why it's my mission to remove that stigma, to get rid of the "woo woo," and help folks apply these tools to real life.
In my online coaching program, I take you step-by-step down the path towards a more mindful life. We'll develop a customized plan to integrate new healthy habits into your existing lifestyle, and have weekly Skype calls to check in on progress and work through any blocks, resistance, or scheduling challenges that come up. For three months I'll be by your side - keeping you on task, on schedule, and accountable for finally making that change you've been wanting to make.
After our time together, you'll see how small shifts can make a big impact, and you'll have the tools you need to reel yourself back in should you ever start to stray off course.
The Lazy Wellness approach is realistic, sustainable, and holistic. It goes beyond just diet and exercise to address mindfulness, lifestyle, self-talk, body image, relationships, and even the environment you live in. Lazy Wellness means true balance, meeting you where you are NOW and taking one step at a time. It means you set attainable goals, and give yourself the time and space to meet them; so you still get to be you, to treat-yo-self, and ditch the guilt. No more grand plans and promises of overnight transformation that simply doesn't stick. Lazy Wellness will help you slowly change small habits in your life, adding up to massive change. It will integrate wellness into your life in a way that feels easy, natural, FUN, and not deprived.