Anxiety and Sadness

     You’re feeling overwhelmed and stuck. Sadness may seem very present or maybe you’re feeling numb and don’t know how to change it. When you worry, you tend to imagine the worst thing that could possibly happen. Some of these worries may never even come true. What could happen isn’t the same as what will happen. Maybe you’re feeling angry more often, or  so anxious that you can’t focus as your thoughts and feelings seem overwhelming. Ongoing sadness, anxious thoughts and feelings aren’t helping you reach your goals; they only seem to grow and dominate your daily life.

     Getting through each day feels harder and you’ve lost motivation. The pastimes that used to feel fun and relax you now no longer interest you. Alcohol or drugs may be involved to try to soothe yourself and taking care of yourself is getting more difficult; restful sleep feels impossible. You’re trying your best but relationships and work or education is being affected and sometimes you feel desperate.

     It’s not uncommon for people to shape their life decisions around their feelings and fears, while making major sacrifices in the process. Protecting ourselves from anxiety and sadness can work against us, as we build a safe prison that feels safe but isolates us even as the sadness and anxious thoughts and feelings grow stronger.

     Anxiety and sadness don’t have to rule your life. Let’s look at your challenges, fears and the things that you want to change. Piecing together your thoughts, emotions, and experiences, we can keep uncovering your strengths, values, and beliefs, and then developing and designing the life you really want.

Anxiety doesn't have to rule your life.

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Move beyond the sadness and anxiety – let’s work together to change your life