*Raises hand* guilty!!! And my sweet daughter is paying for it. Why? Because she got my anxious, worried, "what if" disposition. Over the last few years, I feel like I've been going through a roller coaster. Different things... finances (one income family in Southern California), friends, depression, health issues, blended family struggles, weight, anxiety. Just to name some of the biggies.
I've been trying to turn Isabella's thinking into "what if things could go right" instead of wrong. For example, she's having a really hard time with the unexpected in kindergarten, library day can literally send her into what I can only describe as an anxiety attack in her tiny little body. And so instead of "what if... something totally scary to her... like sitting on the rug in the library" I'm trying to spin it to "What if you have fun! What if you find a cool book. What if it's the best day ever... etc." She does have the "what if monster" book, and we love that! I just love books that illustrate teachable moments!
And through her struggle, I'm realizing I need this in my own life. I'm so darn worrisome, introverted. Yesterday I met with a coach on my team... we've "known" each other through social media for a year, but never actually met. It was such a huge step for me to actually meet up and have coffee together! It may not seem like a big thing to someone normal, haha, but to an introvert, this is huge. I'm all overcoming struggles over here left and right! Eventually, I'll get really brave an post a LIVE video on Facebook ... that's my next goal. My coaching career is doing BIG things in my life. And if I can do this, you can do this.
Do you let the "what if monster" take the wheel? Or do you have a handle on the "what ifs" and focus on what could go right?