You Are Inherently Good - How To Manage Anxiety by Taking Care of Your Inner Child

Conversations from the Heart - July 16th 2021

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Growth, Lifestyle, Self-Love, Healing

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

When you look back on your life, make sure you can say that you were there for it.

You were present. You didn’t just move through the motions of life, doing what you were told and checking out when things got hard or boring. You felt it all. You experienced it all, from the mundane to the breathtaking.

This podcast episode begins with a short exercise to support the feelings in your heart right now, then Rachel dives into today’s topic - our presence. Over the course of our lives, our presence is shaped by so many things. Being told we are ‘bad’ as children and internalizing those emotions. Checking out as we complete our normal mundane tasks for the day. Or, finding ourselves overwhelmed by trying to keep it all together.

For Rachel, this came to a culmination this week after she checked out and was only brought back to earth by a crippling panic attack.

The solution? Embrace your humanity! Love yourself - and that begins with understanding yourself. Learn the intricacies of your emotions, what triggers you, and when you check out so you can catch it before you’re too far gone.

Today’s episode will give you new tools to manage anxiety and help you get to know yourself a little better. Tune in to get started.

Key Takeaways

  • Make the mundane moments of your life sacred by practicing mindfulness - and getting present around what triggers you to lose your presence.
  • The people that are the most inspiring are not the ones eating raw foods and meditating in caves all day - they are the people who are real and embrace themselves exactly as they are.
  • Since we were children, we have been engrained with what we are ‘supposed’ to do and how we are ‘supposed’ to feel - but that may not be true for you at all. To heal, you have to begin straight from the source and heal your inner child.
  • Love yourself enough to put your needs first.