“You’re doing something wrong. You are about to do something TERRIBLE and you need to just stop.”
How many times has the voice of fear said this to you?
Fear for me used to sound like this about almost everything. If I am being honest, it still sounds like this sometimes.
So what changed? The simple answer is that I learned to manage it and see fear in a new way.
Mindfulness and self-compassion helped me break fear down into pieces – thoughts, physical sensations, emotions – and respond with more skill to each one.
As I discuss, this is an essential skills for lawyers handling big cases or anyone who wants to get more creative.
In addition, my meditation practice helped me get some mental space so I could recognize ideas for writing in the midst of all my other thoughts.
Ultimately, this is how I increased my own confidence, started writing and engaging on social media, and ultimately published my first book.
If you have experienced anything like this or are interested in writing, this episode of The Write Approach podcast with authors Barbara Hinske and Jeremy Richter is for you.
You can find it at the link above, most podcast outlets, or watch it on YouTube here:
Want to learn more about mindfulness and compassion? Check out my new book, How to Be a Badass Lawyer, for a simple guide to creating a meditation practice of your own in 30 days. And to share mindfulness with your little one, check out my new children’s book, Mommy Needs a Minute.
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