If you’re a high performer, and I’m guessing you are, you’ve probably achieved a good amount of success but still find yourself feeling a sense of lack, or unhappiness. If so, then this episode is for you.
Today I’m talking with Dr. Chloe Carmichael, the author of the new book (out this month!) called Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety.
She holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University, and her practice focuses on stress management, relationship issues, and self-esteem.
We talk about how I’ve always felt nervous energy has been a big helper in my life and in my career. But as I’ve gotten older, and definitely in becoming a mom, I can see the downside and even just habitual patterns of nervous energy that aren’t the healthiest.
I never really considered how to best harness that so-called nervous energy and anxiety and to funnel it in a better way, and that’s what Dr. Chloe and I talk about it in the episode. She offers some simple tactics that you can implement right away, like her concept of “worry time” or the “to-do list with emotions.”
All of this is a big focus of her book, which you can grab at nervousenergybook.com.
- The purpose of anxiety
- Chloe’s thought replacement technique
- How to implement “worry time”
- To-do list with emotions
- How to use breathing techniques to increase mindfulness & metacognition