How to Break Up with Achiever Anxiety

by | Nov 7, 2022

Hosted by Keri Ford

In today’s modern world, there are far too many expectations, especially for working mothers. Our stressors have risen as a result of being expected to be available and on at all times. The bar we set for ourselves keeps rising as we measure ourselves against others and continue feeling unfulfilled.

The anxious achiever is in a never-ending cycle of pursuing the next thing. It’s common for anxious achievers to say that they just have to accomplish one more project before they are happy or relaxed, but the bar keeps getting higher and higher. Other signs of achiever anxiety include constantly manifesting chaos or feeling important because you are busy.

Many high-achieving women hold off on contentment and happiness because we always say that when I achieve this or that, I will be happy. By doing this, we can keep producing even when we’re tired, when what we really need to do is slow down. It is not wrong to strive for what you deem successful, but the problem arises when you cannot internally feel successful. If this resonates with you, the good news is that you are not alone and there is a fix.

Essentially, achiever anxiety is about proving to ourselves that we matter. Therefore, acknowledgment is so satisfying to us, but if it’s only externally facing, and we don’t feel successful internally or like we are enough, we need to learn how to overcome this so we can figure out where we are operating from. The path to getting over the anxiety will involve releasing everything that was not you to begin with.

During this episode, Keri will guide you through some questions to ask yourself to get you curious about your self-care and aware of your body’s current state. She will also discuss the difference between intrinsic motivation and anxiety.

Keri’s upcoming transformational retreat, The Unmade Retreat, will address these issues in depth. This retreat is for the high-performance woman that feels she cannot take a break and the women who want to learn how to have more by doing less.

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