Entrepreneurship & Anxiety
I woke up this morning at 4:45 am and could not get back to sleep. Tossing and turning, my body is exhausted and I want sleep but my brain is playing a record of fear. Do we have enough money? Is my daughter safe? Will my baby be born healthy? Will my baby come today or next week? Am I valuable to my clients and customers? Will these deals close? Will my idea work? Am I making a difference? And many more entrepreneurial questions that run through my mind…..
Does this happen to you?
Anxiety and Fear start whispering in your ear when you are tired or weak. They drive their claws into your thoughts and their voices get louder and stronger. They started with a whisper and we try to ignore them, but now they are yelling and we have to go take action. We jump on our computer and check our bank account and emails hoping for good news or we play on social to distract the anxiety and fear in our heads.
I don’t think I am alone here, this happens to other people right?
Here is how I combat these challenging moments of being an entrepreneur with an incredible amount of stress and responsibilities….
I turn to gratitude…..
Read this next section and turn to it when you are in the clenches of fear.
Anxiety is overpowered by Gratitude.
However, anxiety and fear blind you from the treasures you already have.
Gratitude is a force of will, a decision, a stubborn act of defiance against anxiety that has the power to crush fear and bring hope and joy to your moment.