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 Calmer You Podcast
Hypnotherapist Chloe Bretheridge is on a mission to calm your brain down.
Have a listen to her massive catalogue of episodes, featuring some fantastic interviewees plus suggestions and hacks for building confidence, being happier and ‘quieting your inner critic’.
Guests on the podcast come from the world of mental health, personal development, nutrition, medicine and many more – so there should hopefully be lots of these episodes that you find useful in some way or another.
‘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.
One Way to Silence Your Inner Critic
When you feel your inner critic starting to emerge, just stop for a second.
Look at it in the face and ask; is what it’s telling me actually factual? Is it just being outright mean and nasty? Do I actually need to know this stuff it’s telling me?
If your answer is ‘hell no’ to all of those, then feel free to tell it to fuck right off.
Looking for more information and ways in which to overcome self-doubt and criticism? Look no further than The Calmer You podcast.
Talk to Someone Familiar
It feels good to speak your feelings, but it can be hard to do.
Reach out to someone you know. A colleague, a friend or a family member. Then get your frustration or your worries off your chest.
Keeping these feelings in often just makes things worse, but talking about them can help you rationalise the issues and either address or move forward from them.