Fear Robs You of Time and Energy — How to Change That in 2021

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Your choices are powerful.

Fear robs you of confidence and creativity.

It also wastes your time and siphons off your energy into dead-end worries and what-ifs.

Sometimes fear is founded in reality.

But quite often it is unrealistic and unnecessary. And so much of what we fear is actually about the stories we learned in our families, and the stories we continue to tell ourselves.

How fear robs you:

If the lack of time or money — or anything else — was something that was a worry in your family, then it’s easy to bring a heightened concern about those things into your present-day life.

And you can probably see how worries about scarcity might have a large impact on your decision-making.

Indeed, unexamined beliefs from the past can be very distorting when brought to bear on choices that need to be made here and now.

But what does this have to do with your time?

Well, for one thing, the time you spend worrying or spinning in fear is time lost to other activities.  And it’s not just that the time is lost, either.

You are quite literally diminishing yourself with the negativity. You drain your own energy. And that leaves you with much less access to your creativity and problem-solving skills.

Living in fear you are putting yourself in fight or flight mode. And those are two very limited options.

What helps?

The first thing I advise is to take a deep breath and quietly notice what is happening.  

  • What are you telling yourself that is fueling fear?  
  • And how can you change that debilitating script?

Of course, if there is something real to worry about, that needs to be addressed.  But in the vast majority of situations looking directly at your fear and NOT reacting out of old lessons and experiences helps bring it down to a manageable size.

Fear robs you, but you can stop it.

While we face plenty of difficulties in the days and weeks ahead, fear and worry needn’t be hallmarks of your moments in 2021. You really can turn this around for yourself by changing how you frame and think about things.

This deeply affects the quality of your energy and the quality of your time.  And as you make seemingly small shifts in your perspective, you turn things around for yourself, creating a positive spiral that builds on your successes.

So how will you create new messages for yourself as you move ahead into a brand new year? What will be your first step, today?

Here’s more help…

We all have voices that chatter at us throughout the day. The Inner Critic is one of them. Learning to recognize (and counter) this destructive voice is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.

You see, the Inner Critic is a negative, debilitating and constant presence in your life.  And it’s not just the words. It’s the judgmental tone, the rolling eyes, and the scolding wag of the index finger. Beyond sapping your energy and confidence, your Inner Critic robs you of time and profoundly distorts how you see others and how you feel about yourself. So, what can you do? 

Give yourself a big boost with my Exercise and Guide Book titled “These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!” How to Use Positive Self-Talk to Save Your Sanity and Your Time! Part of my popular Voices Package, this E-Guide offers simple, practical exercises, checklists and tips for learning to recognize and counter the critical voices that disrupt and hurt you.

“This guidebook is by a secret genius as far as I’m concerned.
Her name is Paula Eder and she is absolutely brilliant
when it comes to how to be in relationship with self and
how to be in relationship with time.”
Heather Dominick 

You hold the power to make conscious choices about the kinds of messages you give yourself. As you exercise this power, you’ll develop new clarity and confidence – and transform your time.

“These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!” opens the door and gives you a roadmap, so don’t wait. Click this link to learn more about the Voices Package and get started on your empowering journey today.

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