Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach

Dealing With Anxiety

Everybody has a reason to be anxious. Not only do we know we’re vulnerable, we also know that we’ll eventually kick the bucket. 

A thought that’s enough to give any of us the willies. 

So we have plenty of reasons to drown our sorrows with drugs, sex and alcohol. It overrides the fear. 

And although escapism feels childish, it really isn’t. It shows that you have a good grasp of what it means to be alive. 

Only a naive person moves through life without vices or fear. They don’t need whiskey or courage because they don’t see the danger.

So having anxiety means that you’re aware of your limitations. That’s good.

The question is: how do you move forward knowing that you may not be ready for what’s coming?

You trust in your ability to deal with difficult situations. 

Choose which predicaments you want to be ready for. And know the people who can help you with the predicaments you aren’t ready for.

By Jeroen Elsing
Ex-lawyer turned relationship coach