Do you have an Anxiety Negative Feedback Loop?

Many of my clients feel anxious about writing that is caused by thoughts like: How am I ever going to get this done? What if my ideas aren’t good enough? How will I know when to share these ideas? 

Feeling anxious about writing often leads to distraction, resistance, procrastination and ultimately less writing.

And, with less writing, we have more anxiety.  

You can think about this as a negative feedback loop – the more anxious you feel the less writing you will do, the more anxious you will feel, the less writing you will do and so on until the anxiety overwhelms us and we finally take some action.

However, as you can imagine, it is not from this place that we are feeling connected or at ease with creating and bringing forth our ideas. We are feeling extremely anxious and stressed!

Our brain loves these inaction feedback loops because they keep us the same, which translates to our brain as keeping us safe. Keeping us safe is important to our survival at times, but it’s not serving us when we are writing. 

It can be challenging to see it, because our brain really likes to keep us stuck and our brain may have been running some form of this program for a long time. There is a resistance that’s between inaction and action that takes effort to move through without beating ourselves up. 

Thankfully, there’s another part of us. The part of you that’s drawn you to read this post. The part of you that is ready and wants to change. The part of you that wants to think, feel and do things differently to create different results for yourself. The part of you that wants to stay in process with change and keep moving forward. Connecting with this part of you is how you can draw yourself into action from a much gentler and creative space. 

If you or someone you know is feeling anxious about your writing and you are feeling stuck, please connect with me at support@melissaeanders.com for a complimentary Discovery call where we will connect around what’s coming up for you and whether the work that I do is a good fit for you.

Sincerely,
Melissa

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