You are enjoying a joyful catch up with your Aunt over FaceTime, reminiscing about how you were a monkey as a kid and she suggests you come to visit her in Spain.
Awesome you think! I can't wait to get to the beach soak up some rays, drink sangria and maybe I will meet my own Pedro.
You mentally start writing a to-do list of everything you need to pack, 10 bikinis ARE essential.
You start to look at booking a flight and then reality kicks in.
What if I book the wrong flight, or worse to the wrong location.
Is this online flight company legit?
How will I get to the airport...
What will it be like being that far from home traveling solo.
And this is all before we have thought about the anxiety of seeing our Aunt that we haven’t seen in three years...
What will we do?
What if there is a lack of conversation?
Do I need to be up at a certain time, what if I don’t like what they are eating, will it be awkward, ARGHHHH!
And before we know it we are back on the sofa binging Netflix and cooking up a variety of total reasons as to why we really can’t visit our Aunt this year.
This is a CLASSIC case of anxiety taking over.
So if you want to book your trip to visit your Aunt in Spain or perhaps it’s staying over at a friend’s for the night ask yourself these questions:
What really is the worst that can happen?
What are the chances of this happening?
What can I do to ensure this doesn’t happen?
What can I do to make myself feel better?
What will I be more disappointed about; avoiding a potential drama or missing out on my trip?
Answer these for each situation. If you want to discuss this more on the phone then book your free 30minute 1:1 conversation here: https://www.thetreeoflifecoaching.com/…/free-30-minute…/book
Warm wishes, Zoe