I'm feeling scared of failure
I'm worried that anything I start will end up in failure. Thinking about my ideas, efforts or relationships being scrutinised scares me.
In the Moment
Failure is a fact of life.
The most successful people are often the ones who have failed the most. Start to reframe your relationship with failure, and grow from your mistakes.
Anxiety Empire Magazine
Anxiety Empire is a fledgeling publication with one simple message; “Mental health. It is not just an issue for the individual. It’s an issue of society, and how we live our lives.”
Each issue of Anxiety Empire focusses in on specific parts of society and modern life, and then explore how these affect and impact mental health. For their inaugural issue, they’ve chosen the world of media – you can order this issue online, totally free of charge.
If you’re looking for some further inspo, check out Anxiety Empire’s Instagram account.
The Struggle Bus Podcast
Best friends Kate and Sally discuss literally everything under the sun – mental health, work, fridges, spoons, scientology, the list goes on.
They also answer listener-submitted questions in every episode, which is a nice touch.
Podcasts are so insanely popular nowadays, that it’s easy to miss gems like this one – discover some more of our mood-boosting podcast favourites by heading to the resources section and searching for ‘podcast’.
‘Anxious as Anything’ on Instagram
Anxious as Anything is a fun, honest, colourful account exploring all things anxiety and self doubt. With popping graphics and much needed positive reminders, Anxious as Anything encourage open conversation and vulnerability around anxiety and depression.
They’ve also recently begun hosting their own events (online, for now) and have a dedicated section on their site for accessing further info and resources.
Give ’em a follow why don’t ya.
How to Challenge Your Negative Beliefs
Identify the negative beliefs you have about yourself, then challenge them. Instead of just letting them wash over you, confront them head-on.
Try writing down a few things that you know challenge these negative beliefs – could be anything from something nice someone has said about you, to a positive personal trait – and stick this list somewhere you’ll see it.
Keep adding to this list. It’ll get really long. And it’ll feel really good.
You could even frame your list, the opportunities are truly endless.
Ask Your Grandma for Advice
It’s a well known, scientifically proven* fact, that nobody can do wrong in their grandma’s eyes. Every grandchild should be aware of this.
So, if you feel scared or anxious, grannies tend to come in handy – give ’em a ding. They’re wise, they’re experienced, and they love a good chinwag.
You can also volunteer your time to speak with elderly people over the phone through various charities, helping to make them feel less alone whilst also giving you the opportunity to ask them for advice too. A win-win situation we think.
At Nalla, some of us have volunteered with Age UK before to do just this, via their Telephone Befriender scheme.
*not quite scientifically proven.