Anxiety Recovery: How finding something bigger than yourself helps

What are your reasons?

Do you know why you want to recover from anxiety? Now that might seem like a dumb question to ask and I can almost hear you screaming back at the screen……. “because it scares the life out of me, it feels horrible, it controls my life, it stops me from doing things, it freaks me out, it makes me feel like I’m going to die!”

What if it’s not just about you…………………

One of the key things I work on with my clients is to find something bigger than themselves, a reason that will keep pushing them no matter how bad they feel. As human beings we will (generally speaking) do more for others than we will ever do for ourselves and when you make your recovery about something bigger than yourself you can contribute to others at the same time.

So who else is involved……………..

Who are the closest people to you that would benefit from you not suffering from anxiety? Husband, wife, partner, brothers, sisters, parents? What about the children around you? Do you have kids and if so how will they be affected by you recovering from anxiety? If you don’t have children of your own are there children in your life that will benefit? Nieces, nephews or godchildren perhaps?

Think about this for a moment, consider the people closest to you and how they would benefit from you recovering………….. How much could you improve their lives by being the real you and not the you controlled by anxiety? Would they be happier just knowing you were happier? You’re absolutely right they would……………. Imagine your children seeing you happier day after day and being happy with you, imagine your spouse or parents seeing, hearing and feeling you getting happier!

You have a unique opportunity to contribute to others………..

Contribution outside of yourself is one of the six core human emotional needs (from Human Emotional Needs Psychology) and it is one that we consciously need to choose so that we can live life with more fulfilment. Some people contribute by giving money to charity or volunteering, some contribute by helping others to make their lives better and you have a unique opportunity to contribute to those around you while making yourself feel better in the process.

By starting on the road to recovery, creating a recovery plan and working hard at it you improve more than just your life………….. you improve the lives of those people who are closest to you, those people who you care about the most!

When you are ready to start improving the lives of those you care about, while helping yourself, please get in touch. You can book a no-cost (that’s FREE!) 30 minute telephone consultation with me in which we will get to know each other, understand your challenges, create a plan for your recovery and I’ll even offer you some strategies to get you started!

At the end of the 30 minutes there’s no commitment required to sign up to anything else if you choose not to. My main aim of those 30 minutes is to get you to a place where you can get started on the way to feeling better for yourself and for those you care about.


So who is the bigger picture?

For the majority of my clients they know immediately who they will be doing this for besides themselves. When I explain this concept to them there is a light switch that goes on and they have a name, or a couple of names, straight to hand……………… it could be their children or their spouse, in some cases it’s a brother or sister who they are really close to, in others it’s their parents as they know that they are worried about them.

Who is your bigger picture? Who is it that you will contribute to by recovering from anxiety, being happier and more fulfilled every day?

Book your free consultation with me today by clicking below and selecting a time I am available so that you start helping yourself and start contributing to them today…. They will thank you for it with their smiles and love!


Thank you for taking the time to read my posts,

I look forward to speaking with you soon.



About Graham

Graham Nicholls is a Professional Coach, Author and Expert in Human Behavioural Patterns who helps his clients to make their lives better.
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