Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dealing with Anxiety: Thoughts from Doc Harvard, Social Media Doctor

There's always going to be that thing you're anxious about. How you deal with anxiety will determine if you let it cripple you or you fight through it.

Anxiety is a Part of Life that Can Help You


Founder of 42wd Publishing

I don't have a quick solution for anyone who suffers from debilitating anxiety. For some people exercise and diet helps, others it's fun activities or meditation, and still others require medication. There's no shame in having this sort of disorder. You do what you can to make your life better, don't give up fighting the good fight, and look for opportunities to win even just small victories over your anxiety.

My tips today are more for those folks who's anxiety doesn't have to be debilitating. What got me thinking about anxiety is that today I have the first big investor meeting to get things kicked off to try and get some really big money for 42wd Publishing. I've done everything I can to be prepared for what I know to be prepared for in this investor meeting; but, I'm still anxious. Nothing I can do about. I would say no logical reason to be anxious but this is a meeting that not only directly impacts 42wd but all our partners as well.

So how am I dealing with the anxiety?

  1. I played a game I found fun last night
  2. Got as much rest as I could
  3. Had a good breakfast
  4. Made sure I've drank plenty of water
  5. Double checked my preparedness
  6. Writing this blog
  7. When I'm done writing the blog I'll simply not worry about it until time for the meeting
I learned a long time ago that I can't beat anxiety, there's no magic bullet. Instead of fighting it I decide to remove anxiety's power over me. I've done this by learning tricks that help me relax and accept what's going on and how well I'm prepared [ or not prepared ].

That's the secret, find what works for you. Don't give up until you find those activities that help you take away anxieties power over you.

is a community sourced publishing / ePublishing company that puts creators in direct contact with their consumers. Its goal is to provide opportunities to writers, authors, poets, artist, comic artist and creatives in general that otherwise would not be available to them. 42wd Publishing does this through creative mentoring, collaborative partnerships, marketing and software designed to facilitate the creative, marketing and sales processes, and our S3 [ social strategy suite ] software.
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is the Founder of 42wd Publishing and a Social Media Doctor. He uses his skills at doctoring up social media to help writers, authors, poets, artist, comic artist and creatives in general to grow their presence and facilitate the creative, marketing, and sales of their work. When Doc Harvard isn't working on his own creative works you'll find him down in the trenches with other creatives working to improve opportunities and changing the way the publishing business works.

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