How to understand your anxiety triggers

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Apparently I’m degrading and negative.

Ummm, ok Facebook executives up in your fancy offices.

As I sat with my Facebook ad, something I had been procrastinating for months on, I finally designed a beautiful advert with some text inviting beauties like you to learn more about your anxiety and how to alleviate it.

Cause, you know alleviating anxiety feels as good as my artisan coffee from some cool as hipster café while playing Jenga with my 2 year old. It tastes smooth, strong and there’s an element of fun on the side.

So Facebook claims that I was being degrading by using the phrase ‘What are your anxiety triggers?’  Apparently it makes yo all feel like I’m serving you the Nescrappe’ coffee from a jar rather than the smooth as Organic Roasted coffee made in Byron under the sweat of a thousand hipsters.

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Learn how to chill out, be happy and live in the moment: An experiment in anxiety therapies!

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I like to experiment. ;)

Like the one time my friends dared me to eat as many Fantales (that’s like an Aussie sticky caramel lolly for the non Aussies). Now on its own, probably not a problem.

But I had braces on my teeth and for those of you who have gone through the pain staking (but oh how cool, let’s choose awesome elastic band colours to go onto them stage), you know that you aren’t supposed to eat lollies.

Orrrrr maybe it’s because you may just clamp your jaw shut as tight as your mum’s wallet.

And you may be on a train heading to a camp site.

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Get out of your anxiety funk!

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Hey hey gorgeous,

What’s been happening?

Last week’s resource on ‘The new way to focus at work and at home’ was quite popular with you ladies. It’s so easy to get distracted isn’t it? One moment you’re off to find a pen in the other room, and then the fridge calls out to you with the left over chocolate brownie inside of it, which then leads to making yourself a delicious coffee and then binge watching Netflix.

I sooooo get it.

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FREE resource to help you FOCUS

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I’ve been putting strategies in place this year to help me feel much more bliss and less of a workaholic. I’m 2 weeks into my TECH FREE SUNDAY and it feels good. I have found my Sunday has gone much longer and I’m having far more fun.

So what’s been happening in your world? Are you feeling bliss and less of a workaholic? 

Or are you struggling?

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The new way to focus at work (and at home).

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The alarm goes off, you cringe.

Fumbling for your phone you swipe on the snooze button.

Just 5 more minutes please.

And despite the fact you can’t go to sleep, because you’ve got first day back at work after hols anxious vibes jumping around inside of you, like that time you were jumping into the pool on hols.

Just wanting to get away from the heat of the day.

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Managing Your Stress

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This week I went back to my teaching job for the year. I’ve gone back with a real peace in my spirit that God really has something in this for me and to just be really organised this year to avoid overwhelm.

I’m generally an organised person but stress still plays a massive role in my life.

The best kinda way to describe stress is like those elastic bands. Each time a new stress is added, another gets added to the ball. Eventually it becomes so big that you can even bounce the ball about. It’s jumping all over the place. And if you cut the elastic it starts to contract back, wriggling away into its former state.

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How to deal with a scary diagnosis?

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Hey gorgeous girls,

I’m back from my 1 week blog holiday and even though I wouldn’t say I’m bouncing with energy (because you know, staying up too late to read books after my toddler goes to sleep) is reality some times.

If you’re in the closed Facebook group HERE, you would have heard that I had a suspicious mole cut out.

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Here are my top 6 resources to help ease your anxiety in 2017

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Oh hey there gorgeous,

Did you have a great Christmas? I had an awesome one hanging out with family.  (And I finally finished my Cecilia Ahern book ‘Lyrebird.’ Ahhhmazing!)

I can’t believe2016 is nearly over.

For some of you, you’re excited. 2016 was a year of stretching for you. I know a lot of you have gone through significant hurts and losses but I hope that in amidst it all you did have pockets of sunshine that beamed through in your darkest night.

Perhaps a friend gave you that much needed hug or prepared you a meal to help you get through.

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Here’s what I am cooking up for 2017…

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Hey gorgeous,

I’m one of those people who thrive on New Year’s Resolutions, but I know some of you aren’t like that, and that’s totally cool.

The other thing I do know?

I’m hopelessly devoted to serving you next year.

I’ve been listening closely, all year long, and the #1 struggle that you’ve shared with me is that you want to alleviate your anxiety and along with that you want more energy in your day.

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How to Live with An Anxious Person (without feeling like you need a bottle of wine).

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By the time you read this I will have celebrated my 7 year wedding anniversary.

It’s been a time of some amazing (and challenging) adventures (like travelling to Italy and walking inside the Florence Duomo even though I have a fear of heights).

It’s also had some low moments. The time my husband and I battled infertility and felt like we were on a roller coaster of emotions. The highs where we thought I might be pregnant and then the fast descent where you start to plummet to the bottom of the ride where seeing pregnant people was enough to make me cry and statements like ‘just relax’ were enough to make me claw peoples’ eyes out.

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