The Two Words That Create Anxiety

Our eldest will be going up to secondary school next year, so the last few evenings have been taken up juggling all the school open days in the diary.

And I’ve got to tell you, it’s really stressful.

Not the diary juggling part. That’s easy. It’s dealing with responsibility of it all that’s hard.

I mean, these are the foundation years of his education.

What if we choose the wrong school?
Or what if we disagree with him over the best option?
Or what if we don’t get the school he wants?

“What if…”

Even as an anxiety specialist, I still have times when I hear those two little words racing around my brain.

Especially when it comes to doing the best for my children’s future.

I think we all do from time to time.

It’s natural to fear the unknown, and to try to get all the “what ifs” covered.

But you can’t let the “what ifs” and doubts paralyse you.

Instead, use them as a way to plan for the things you can control.

Then silence that nagging inner voice and just get on with it.

If you could use a little help to deal with the “what ifs” in your life, get in touch.

Heidi Woodgate

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