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What traveling to Italy has already taught me about stress.

AnxietyMakeover_Square_FBWell, I’m leaving for Italy in just a few hours.  I’m excited and exhilarated but feeling a bit stressed.  You see, I’ll be gone for 20 days…and that seems insane to me.

While it’s amazing to have a level of freedom and adventure that I haven’t had since the baby was born (almost 7 years ago), it’s going to be hard for me to be away that long. And while 15 days in Italy sounds like a dream (and it is!), I’ll be missing my husband and son terribly…especially because I’ll be gone an extra 5 days to a conference for thyroid experts in Boulder, CO right after that. 

It’s a lot…and I’m starting to feel the overwhelm creeping in.  But I’m prepared.

In the past, I’ve let the stress take over and fall apart a little.  I get short and snappy with my mood, freak out unnecessarily, and don’t enjoy the experiences as fully as I could.

If you missed our fantastic coaching call last week with Self-discovery Expert, Chad Brown, we talked about fight or flight, procrastination, perfectionism, negative self-talk, shame, guilt, anxiety, unfulfilling jobs, panic and sooo much more!

It was incredible – what was supposed to be an hour long Q&A call went for 2 1/2 hours full of anxiety solutions a life changing a-has!

What I learned after taking Chad’s advice in the Thyroid Anxiety Workshop, was that I first and foremost needed to stop…slow down…and check in.  From there, his tried and true techniques could take hold.

So that’s what I’m doing now…slowing down in a country that’s known for amazing food and taking it slow.  I’m also checking in with myself regularly and I’m checking in with you now. 

How are you feeling?  Are there situations and relationships in your life causing you overwhelm, anxiety or panic? And, what do you plan to do with them?

If you missed the live call but want to hear the answer to some really amazing and challenging questions + have access to the workshop, guided EFT meditation for thyroid health, resources and a recording of the Q&A call, click here now.

I’m employing many of Chad’s techniques as I write this – to help me stay grounded and relaxed before I get on the shuttle to the airport.  I’ve got some mommy tears in my eyes but I’m breathing through it.

See you when I get back!

Arrivaderci,

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Jen Wittman Thyroid CoachJen Wittman is a Certified Holistic Health Expert, Chef, Author & Vitality Coach, who teaches women how to reverse thyroid and autoimmune conditions naturally. She’s helped hundreds of women decrease (or even eliminate) their thyroid medications and has helped others stay off thyroid medication entirely.

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