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The Balanced Life

104 EpisodesProduced by Robin LongWebsite

Robin Long, Pilates instructor and founder of The Balanced Life hosts a place for honest conversations on health, wellness, self-care, work/life balance, and everything in between. We’ll cover it all and provide inspiration, resources, and practical tips to help you create your own uniquely balanced… read more


40: How I Overcame Paralyzing Anxiety

Many of us struggle with the fear of the unknown. The anticipation of what would happen can often be daunting, and for those with anxiety, debilitating. Anxiety can often lead you into a spiral that you don’t know how to escape and while you may feel alone in this experience, you’re not. 

Today, Robin talks about her experience with anxiety and how she overcame it. She shares logical and easily applicable tactics to help you take control of your anxiety. If you want to learn how you can distance yourself from paralyzing thoughts, join Robin in today’s conversation.

Show Highlights:

  • Robin shares what her experience with anxiety has looked like      
  • Adjustments Robin made to overcome anxiety      
  • How cutting out caffeine helped Robin calm thoughts    
  • How alcohol can impact anxious thoughts       
  • Making intentional diet shifts      
  • Why you should start prioritizing sleep    
  • Being proactive in day-to-day practices    
  • How Pilates heightens awareness and creates calmness    
  • The power of prayer      
  • The benefits of counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy 
  • Tactics to communicate anxiety    

Robin's favorite verses on anxiety are Philippians 4:6-7, and she hopes that it provides you with a calming peace, as well.


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