I’ve been learning a lot about anxiety during the past month. I don’t suffer from a mental illness, but anxiety is a normal part of life.

When you feel anxiety, you become hesitant and unsure about how to move forward. It’s a fear response at work, as your mind tries to figure out what to do next. Your natural tendency will be to try and put some controls in place. While that might give some temporary relief, it will not create a lasting solution.

The next time you’re feeling anxious about something, remind yourself that what you’re experiencing is all of your making. The question is, do you want the anxiety, or do you want something on the other side of the anxiety?

Remember, you always have a choice. You just have to want it.

You’ve got this.