The anxiety you feel is your physiological response to stress. It’s your body and mind going into survival mode.
Practicing gratitude as you rewire your mind may help train the brain to be more sensitive to the experience of gratitude down the line, and this could contribute to improved mental health and sustainable happiness over time.
“I don’t deserve to be happy.” “I’ll never be good enough.” “I’m not worthy of love.” Sound familiar? I hear phrases like this all the time in my work helping women walk through divorce.
Changing my narrative took hard work, but I learned something invaluable: I don’t have to prove I’m worthy.