First of, let me introduce myself. My name is Lauren Rosen, I'm a licensed psychotherapist (LMFT) and one of your AthletaWell guides. I specialize in the treatment of OCD and Anxiety Disorders. As it so happens, the holiday season is often ripe with opportunities for anxiety to get kicked up a notch.
There's much to be done to navigate this anxiety more effectively. If you're worried you're not "good enough," you might check out my video There is No “Right” Way to Live or do this meditation Live Life on Your Terms: 5-min Mindful Meditation. If you're struggling to prioritize basic self-care, check out my video How to Find a Wellness Routine That Fits Your Unique Needs.
Anyone experiencing holiday driven anxiety? You're not alone! I'd love to hear about your experience in the comments below. ❤️
Thank you so much for sharing your experience @AveryE46! How did you know to seek professional help? Happy to know that you're feeling a lot better 🙂
Hi @AveryE46 - thank you so much for sharing about your experience. How wonderful that you’ve found ways to support yourself on your journey and that you want to help others navigate their journeys, too. Banding together and being open and vulnerable is how we forge connections and grow.
I, too, have lived experience with OCD and anxiety and love sharing about the fact that it’s possible to live such a full and rich life with these disorders. Facing my fears, accepting uncertainty and learning to accept thoughts and feelings have been the biggest gamechangers along my wellness journey. I’d love to hear about any other approaches that have helped you. ❤️
Having a clinician who you trust can be so critical. I’m so thrilled to hear that you found someone to support you on your journey. Happy Holidays to you and you’re ❤️
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