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The Walk of Growth Podcast

From Anxious to Excited

  • S1E3
  • 12:11
  • January 20th 2020

A little late after a fantastic weekend of journeying, ego dissolution, and making new friends, I was too tired to record and release a new episode. However, I do want to keep up with the promised one episode per week. So I decided this morning to improvise it.

Anxiousness shows up in my body as a tingling feeling, my heart rate rises, and I feel full of electricity. Those sensations are the same as I would feel when I'm excited about something. That's why I decided to use a tool called anxiety reappraisal in a situation last week. You find something you can feel excited about in the situation and keep on telling yourself that you're excited instead.

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The Walk of Growth Podcast

Three years ago, I felt stuck. Not knowing what I was getting myself into, I decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. During three months, I completed 1,100 miles of trail in three states. Walking alone for hours on end gave me a lot of time to think, and it showed me what’s important to me. Personal growth, relationships, and health became my core values. This journey has gotten me to almost unbearable lows and incredible highs I couldn’t have imagined three years ago. It has also made me confident to share my stories, the mistakes I’ve made, and the lessons I’ve learned. I hope to bring more mindfulness, inspiration, and motivation to everyone around me by being authentically myself.