How Anxiety is costing you Clients & Profit

Anxiety manifests in many ways. A lot we can identify and a lot we just don’t even know where it’s coming from. In today’s blog I want to talk a little about how anxiety manifests in 3 different ways and how it is costing you clients and profit in your business and how you can start overcoming this. Anxiety can be a very normal thing and is very common in early stage entrepreneurs. It’s very important to understand that it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad thing . It’s also very important to understand that we don’t have to let it stop us either.

I also think is really important that I mention, that sometimes we focus on learning more or creating more. We think a new freebie, a new challenge, a lot of content, a new course or a new course is going to finally make us move forward in our business. Sometimes we already have the knowledge and the skills but anxiety can paralyze us like I mention in many different ways. So, if you are feeling stuck, it’s time to slow down a little and acknowledge that maybe we already have enough material in order to start making money. We just need to overcome these limiting blocks that in a way have us paralyzed.

Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome keeps you from showing up in your full ability and potential. Keeps you playing small. It stops you from understanding your full worth and makes you think your success is the result of luck and forces beyond yourself rather than taking credit for the skills, talent and effort you’ve put into building your business.

What you can do! Journal – 10 wins on your business since you started, How will your business change lives and how will your business have an impact in the world.

Fear of Judgement or Failure-

Fear is an unconscious reaction to things that seem like danger. Fear is a good thing that keeps us alive. It’s not ever about becoming fearless, it’s about discerning fear that helps you from fear that just stops you. There are 3 responses of fear- fight, flight, freeze. Fear is what stops you from crossing the street if a car is passing by, it keeps you safe. However, fear of going live on instagram or reaching out to potential clients is fear that doesn’t serve you a real purpose. There is no real danger there and the worst thing that can happen is just an emotion that doesn’t have to have any real dark meaning in your life.

What you can do! Journal- What am I afraid of doing? Why am I afraid of doing that? What is the worst that can happen? And if this happens… how will that truly affect my business. Ex. Going live! Pitching to a client.

Hesitation

Disguised as procrastination, it is deeply seeded in uncertainty and second guessing yourself. It comes from insecurities associated with imposter syndrome and being unsure of your value. It also presents itself if you are not having enough clarity about what you are offering. Your audience don’t know what you’re giving them, so the longer you hold back the more money you’re missing out on making more money and the more people you’re not helping. You’re not as paralyzed as you think you are. The more you do something the more confident you get. The more confident you get the more you do something. Start thinking what 2020 will look like and the steps you need to take towards that.

What you can do! Confidence runway. Think of your goal to achieve and start thinking of small little steps you can start taking to grow your confidence.

If you want to see a live video version of this… you can watch on the free FB community The Happypreneur By Itzel Cuch.

HEALTHY AND PRODUCTIVE EARLY MORNING HABITS OF HAPPY MOMS

In today’s video I talk about 4 morning habits that could really get you in a good mood. Life is unpredictable and we can’t control the things that happen in life, however, we can control how we react. The best way to get the best out of ourselves and make the best decisions is by being the the best mindset and mood as possible.

  1. JOURNAL YOUR HEART OUT

LET IT ALL GO IN PAPER! MOTHERHOOD BRINGS A LOT OF FEELINGS THAT WE NEVER KNEW. RAISE AWARENESS BY PUTTING THEM ON PAPER AND FIGURING YOURSELF OUT. THAT WILL HELP YOU FIND NEW WAYS TO CHOOSE HAPPINESS.

2. GET MOVING

WHETHER IT IS CARDIO, YOGA OR JUST A SIMPLE STRETCH. MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR BODY MOVING IN ORDER TO GET YOUR BLOOD GOING AND HELPING YOUR BODY PRODUCE ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL ENDORPHINS YOU NEED TO FEEL GOOD AND HAPPY.

3. HAVE YOUR THING

BASICALLY HAVE WHATEVER YOU NEED TO HAVE THAT WILL MAKE YOU GET IN THAT BOSS MODE. FOR ME IT IS COFFEE. THE SMELL, THE TASTE AND THE WARMTH MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I CAN TAKE ON THE WORLD. WHAT IS IT FOR YOU?

4. DRINK WATER

FIRST THING IN THE MORNING, THE FIRST THING THAT I DO IS GO STRAIGHT TO THE KITCHEN AND DRINK WATER. IT BOOSTS MY METABOLISM, I FEEL LIKE I’M DOING SOMETHING SUPER GOOD FOR MY BODY AND THAT MAKES ME FEEL VERY HAPPY ABOUT MY DECISIONS.

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HOW TO FIND YOUR IDENTITY AS A STAY AT HOME MOM

First of all, what is identity? Is it what you do? Is it where you work? Your identity is who you are as a person. Not a role. When it comes to motherhood, it is so easy to mistake being a mom for it being our entire identity. That is when depression comes and we start to feel lost and confused. Your identity is basically a bundle of your values, beliefs, personality and the things that define you and make you recognizable.

This next video was in collaboration with Erin May Henry. She has been my mentor in business and branding, for a few months now and now I have the pleasure and honor to collab with her. She shares some amazing tips on how to find your identity and how to reconnect with yourself. So go watch her video once you finish watching this one, where I myself share 3 tips on how to find your identity as a stay at home mom.

  1. HAVE A HOBBY YOU CAN DO ON YOUR OWN.

Staying away from the kids, away from the chores, from the husband and everything that has to do with ‘momming’ can really help you rediscover and reconnect with yourself. No matter what hobby it is. I personally got a part time job in order to have some time away from home. I didn’t took it as a job, I took it as a hobby and that is what helped me find balance and helped me remember I was more than only being a mom.

2. STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHER MOMS

It can be very easy to look at other moms and think that their life is perfect. Think that they have it all together. The thing is, that is not true at all. We don’t have it all together. Non of us. We are all just doing the best we can, with what we have. Comparing ourselves to others can make us start acting different. Start wanting to be someone we are not. We start losing ourselves because we might feel that the way we are handling things is not good enough. We lose our own identity trying to become someone else so we can serve our family better. Be true to yourself and your values. Everything is different for everyone. Do what works for you and your family only.

3. CHECK IN WITH YOURSELF EVERY SEASON

As our children grow, they change and so do our values, beliefs and methods. We start learning new things. Every stage in life brings a different set of struggles and lessons to learn. If you are feeling a bit lost as your children grow, make sure you are still staying tuned in with your inner self. Raise self awareness. Journal, meditate and be more mindful. Check in with how you feel. What has changed? Have I changed? Change is good and change is not a bad thing. Sometimes our identity might be shifting and we feel lost and confused because we are stuck in our old selves. Thinking that, that is the way we are supposed to stay. Embrace change and keep checking in with yourself as life goes on.


If you liked this blog post you might also like to listen to my latest podcast episode on THE POWER OF CHANGE.

You might also want to join the free FB community Launch Like a Mother.


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HOW TO STAY HEALTHY AS A STAY AT HOME MOM


Last week I had a huge wake up call. Although I was very good at knowing what I needed to do, I totally was not even implementing these things in my life. So as I am getting back on the health wagon, I am super excited to share all my health tips so you can stay on track with me. So here are 5 tips to stay healthy as a stay at home mom.

  1. MEAL PREP

If you are like me, I know you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen every single day. So maybe choosing one day out of the week and spending a little extra time to meal prep can help with that. As well, as making it easy to stay on point. Rather than being so hungry, not having time to cook and ending up eating a hamburguer from a drive thru.

2. GO GROCERY SHOPPING ALONE

Now, I don’t have big children but I have seen my sisters struggle with this, so I included this tip for you. I know it is super hard to say no to our kids and most of the time what our kids want is a bag of hot cheetos and cookies. Not very healthy. By going grocery shopping alone, it is easier to make healthier choices when it comes to the food and snacks you will have a around the house.

3. DON’T GO SHOPPING WHEN YOU ARE HUNGRY

When we go shopping while being hungry we tend to just really want to put anything in our mouth. Make sure you eat before going shopping for better decision making.

4. HAVE HEALTHY SNACK HANGING AROUND THE HOUSE

Having things on hand and easy for us to just reach out, will make it much easier to snack on healthy food. Snacking is important to keep our metabolism going and feeling energized through the day. Also having easy access to water can help stay hydrated. I know I struggle with that.

5. GET A GYM MEMBERSHIP WITH CHILDCARE

No excuses! If you plan to workout at home, you might end up with a crying baby asking for a bottle, a school boy asking for help with homework, etc. By (1) putting some skin ($$) on it, you might be pushed to actually make it to the gym and (2) having childcare will help you stay concentrated and actually finish at least a good 20 – 30 minutes of workout.


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5 THINGS NOT TO DO WHEN TAKING CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

OK! SO, I had a complete different video recorded for today but it really didn’t feel aligned to post it. Since it is something that I have a good amount of knowledge in but am not implementing in my life. I had a huge wake up call las night when I couldn’t walk because I had a horrible pain in my lower back. Every time I gain weight, this happens. However, it hadn’t happen since way before I had the baby. I am now a mother, with a lot of other matters that depend on my health being at it’s best. So it got me thinking, when it comes to taking care of my mental health, do I have to say no to other areas of my life? HELL NO! It is essential, for a good quality of life, to implement self care in all areas of our lives. Body, Mind & Soul. SO, then I dug deeper and started thinking of all the things we start neglecting and the actions that we start taking all with the purpose of “protecting our mental health”. So I decided to record this video for you instead. Something that felt more real for me at the moment and something to take into consideration. So here are 5 things that you shouldn’t do when you are working on your mental health. Through the video my son is literally going crazy. Screaming, singing, tapping and throwing things all over the place. So, I’d truly appreciate if you could really just give this mommy a clap for getting things done, even when her boy is going crazy, has had a cold for 2 weeks and is now walking like an old lady because her back is in pain!

DON’T GET AGGRESSIVE TRYING TO PROTECT YOURSELF
It is so easy to get angry and think we have the right to be a jerk to other people all with the purpose of protecting our mental health. Although we should do all in our power to be happy and relaxed, we also we must practice compassion, love and humbleness when working on our mental health. Specially when it comes to the people around us. Some people don’t understand how our brain works and that is ok. Practice being understanding. Whatever we put out into the world is what we will get back.

DON’T ISOLATE YOURSELF
Although we always need some time for ourselves for things like meditation, journaling, winding down, reconnecting with our inner selves or simply practicing stillness, it is still very necessary to connect with other people. To love, enjoy and embrace the happiness that other people have to share.

DON’T NEGLECT OTHER AREAS OF YOUR LIFE
I had a huge wake up call. I was neglecting my health massively and my overweight cause for my back to be in so much pain that I couldn’t walk. Being physically at your best is essential to happily play outside with your kids, have great sex with your husband or simply being able to go work (I couldn’t open my nutrition club today, which is a one woman show) to support our family.

DON’T BLAME OTHERS FOR YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES
We may sometimes feel shitty, irritated and grumpy. NEVER, blame others for how you feel. We must start taking responsibility for our own actions and feelings. I used to blame other people for not understanding that I had a mental illness. I would get anxiety and start shutting people off, hating on other people when in reality it was all on me. At the end of the day, we are responsible for our own happiness.

DON’T BLAME YOURSELF FOR YOUR FAILS
Compassion my love! COMPASSION! We are all human beings, no one is perfect and things will never be perfect. We will fail sometimes. I could sit here and punish myself for neglecting the physical area of my life and hate myself for doing that. Instead I will love myself. Understand that I am human and that this is only an opportunity for me to learn and to start making healthier decision when it comes to my eating habits.

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How to really turn your Life around and start living the life of your dreams!

Ok girl, so if you are here it’s either because I appeared in some kind of social media platform and I seduced you to open this up oooooor, you searche for “HOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE”. Am I right?

I used to do this all the time. Youtube, Pinterest, blogger… everywhere! How the hell do I change my life. I was miserable, feeling sorry for myself and I felt worthless. I scrolled endesly through social media, hoping I could have the perfect life that all the influencers shared. I was hoping for some kind of 3 step method to change your life entirely. I wanted to live a dream life.

I scrolled and searched and watched, yet nothing hit my soul. Nothing would give me the answers I was looking for. Why? Why couldn’t I start living the life of my dreams? Why did good things never happen to me? Why did everyone else have to be so perfect?

It wasn’t until I started making these changes that I finally realized how I really could change my life around. How I could really start living the life of my dreams. A fabulous life of success and fulfillment. Now, I’m not going to come on here and lie to you and say that all of a sudden I started making millions of dollars and lost 50 lbs and now my life is perfect. Hell No! The 50 lbs are still lingering and I am still on the process of building my business, but am I living a totally different life that I love and enjoy and makes me feel fucking fabulous? Hell yes! Want to know my secrets? Want to know how I went from living miserably to actually taking my life back and turning it around? Then keep on reading! These key points are short, but if you implement them into your life… I can guarantee, you will change your life.

  1. First of all, if you want to live the life of your dreams, you have to make sure they are your dreams and your dreams only. Not social media inspired. Not youtuber life. Not something you saw on a netflix movie. Think of when you were a child. What would you dream of? How did you imagine your life to be? We get so intoxicated with social media and its influence on the world. We end up thinking that influencers have the perfect life and that we should copy them. However, we end up feeling discouraged, thinking “nothing really works out for me. I am a failure! Why do I even try?” You wanna know why it will never work for you? Because it is not you. It is not your dream! It is not aligned with what you were meant to be. It is not the life that matches your DNA! So stop comparing yourself to influencers because guess what? Their life isn’t perfect either. Is it amazing? Yeah, maybe…. but you are only seeing 20% of their real life. You would see that it isn’t perfect and that if they are living a happy and amazing life, is purely because they decided to stay pure to their own dreams and goals.
  2. The life of your dreams is not perfect. So this might go hand in hand with what I said in number one. Just like influencers don’t have a perfect life, you won’t either. Life will never be perfect. We will always have struggles, we will always face doubts and fears. Living the life of your dreams will come when you learn how to face them. When you learn to keep going throught the obstacles and the struggles. No body has it easy. Do some people struggle to get to the top more than others? Yes, but that’s just because we all have different mindsets and different journeys to travel. At the end of the day, we all have to go through a journey in order to get to the top. Enjoy the struggles. They make you wiser and stronger.
  3. Start implementing new healthy habits and letting go of the bad ones. It is as easy as that. You can’t expect your life to change if you keep having the same bad habits. You can’t expect to lose weight if you don’t eat healthy and exercise. This is the easiest step in your path to changing your life. Sticking to new habits might be a little harder but you just gotta see what works for you. Go online, go see what habits successful people are doing and implement them into your life. You don’t have to wake up at 5 am if that doesn’t work for you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great morning routine. Even if your morning routine is at 10 am. You don’t have to go vegan if that doesn’t tickle your pickle. It’s all about knowing your body, knowing your mind and soul. Applying what feels right and what feels aligned.
  4. The most important part of this is to understand that even tho you might feel happier, more relaxed, fulfilled or just plain different, you will still be you. You dont have to and realisticly you will never be able to turn into someone else in order to live a different lifestyle. You, as you are now, are worthy of feeling happy. You are worthy of having a fabulous life. You are worthy of having the amazing life you have always wanted. You don’t have to change you. It is one thing to change certain habits, but at the end of the day your intrinsic value has always been there and will always stay within you. Never, EVER feel like you aren’t worthy of change. Like you aren’t worthy of all the good and wonderful things life has to offer. There is enough for everyone to have abundance of love, money and happiness. Keep searching. Keep digging. Keep creating habits. Keep working on yourself. You might find a better version of yourself… but at the end of the day it will still be the amazing, beautiful you that you are!

If you are looking to start changing your life. If you are ready to take that step into happiness and living the life you deserve to live, stay tuned for my Group Coaching Program launching in June. You deserve so much love, hope, clarity and fabulousness. I guess that’s not a real word but I just made it one! I love you and remember that there is no road to happiness. Happiness is the way!

Itzel Cuch

Dealing with Life Changes

In the past year, I have gone to a lot of life changes. Things were crazy. I was a bit lost and confused and even tho change is hard, uncomfortable and scary, sometimes it is necessary. It was for me. I went from having my own place, to living at my sister’s with just half of my clothes and my baby (and baby stuff). I went from network marketing to starting an online coaching business. Moved again into my parents house. Started a new local business and now moving into a new apartment of my own again. My husband was working cross country for 9 months. So I was basically alone. Yes, I had his support in all the decisions that I made, but at the end of the day, it was just me and my baby.

It wasn’t easy. A lot of doubt, fear, depression and anxiety surfaced. However, I managed to come out as better me. I was able to go through. Today I want to share with you how I did it. You can watch the video on my YT channel were I talk about this. However in this blog I want to share with you 3 things I implemented in my life in order to deal with all the changes and the struggles that come with it.

1. Make sure to stay in tune with yourself. You need to take the time and effort to stay connected to your feelings. You can do this through journaling, meditation or simply taking time for yourself. A long shower, bath or a walk. Whatever you need to feel into your feelings. When we are not tuning in, our feelings can be mistaken. When I was going through these changes, it came a time where I hated my husband or so I thought. However, I was mistaken. Of course I don’t hate my husband. I love him but there were times where we would get very stressed out and I’d mistaken feeling irritated with feeling hate. These ate two completely different feelings. The only way to actually figure that out is by checking in with yourself.

2. Be unapologetic about your needs! Basically, just do what you need to do, whenever you need to do it. If you need time to cool off (the irritated feeling) or if you need time for your self to de stress, do it. Most importantly, don’t feel sorry for it. We need to really take time te reset, rest and decompose all the things and thoughts that are going through our head. Never apologize for taking time for yourself. Remember self care is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Change is difficult. Change is uncomfortable. It is difficult to digest. Take time off and don’t ask for permission.

3. Accept the fact that at the end, you might not be entirely the same person. Although your authentic self will remain the same, we sometimes end up changing our beliefs and values in life. Our feelings change, our thoughts and our relationships. The people that were there, might not be still there till the end and you need to be ok with that. When it comes to things outside of YOU, you need to understand that some things come to your life to serve a purpose and then they might be gone after that. Accept the change (only if it’s for the better) and move forward. I wouldn’t have survived if I hadn’t learned this. Lastly, I want to tell you that even tho change can be painful, eventually, with time, pain will end. Change comes to serve a purpose. Wether it is to make you wiser, stronger, softer or more humble, every struggle comes with a lesson. Open your heart and mind to always figure out the purpose and I promise you, change won’t be as scary! Love, ItzelCuch

Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride

Hey there! Today I was so inspired this morning while I was journaling. I was writing what I was grateful for and I remembered that yesterday my husband gave me a ride to work and I felt so grateful for it. 

Now you might be thinking this is silly. How can you be grateful for something so simple, right? Here is the thing, 11 months ago my husband left me and my 3 month old baby boy to go work cross country. He spent 9 months in Buffalo New York, sending us money weekly so we could pay the bills and pay past debts. Money was not an issue in those times, however, my life with the baby was a one woman show. I have to admit that even tho this experience made me a lot more independent, it still was exhausting. I was tired. Carrying the baby everywhere with me and driving the car everywhere. Now, if you are a first time mommy, you will totally understand what I am talking about. Yes, they are simple stuff buy the you are doing this all on your own, it can get exhausting.

My husband came back 2 months ago and I went from stay at home mom to now opening up a local Business, running my online side hustle and having a part time job. 

I love my life entirely and I truly love everything that I am doing. It feels aligned at the moment and I thrive. I wake up at 5:30 am every morning, do some journaling, reading, get ready and to keep going through the day till 11 pm I rely on tea, coffee and a 20 min nap at mid day. It’s amazing and exhausting. I finish my day feeling achieved and drained at the same time. Most importantly, absolutely happy. 

So, yesterday, after I closed up my nutrition club and ran some errands (we are also in the process of moving to a new apartment, so things are crazier than ever) I went home and took a 20 minute nap before heading to my part time job. I was sitting in the dining table feeding my now one year old saying, “Oh God I am so tired, I don’t even want to drive”. My husband without a thought said “You want me to take you?”. Independent Itzel thought “No, I have my own car. Why waste more gas in extra trips?”. I was about to say no, but then my tired Itzel said “You then pick me up afterwards?”. My aunt cracked up and said sarcastically “No, you can stay over there and spend the night there”. We all cracked up. They were more laughing at me for being so drowsy and clumsy with my words. 

We got in the car and he drove me to work. It was so nice to sit back and just enjoy a ride. I put my phone down and I rested in his arm like the old times when we were just boyfriend and girlfriend. Even now, as I am writing this, I am getting emotional just remember how good it felt. 

You see, sometimes we forget how good certain things feel. We take for granted little moments like those. The little moments that add up and make up our entire life.

The ride to work was so much fun. We laughed, we sang songs, played around a bit. It was like falling in love with him all over again. 

Life happens. Things change. One moment you are super in love, can’t get enough of each other (blink blink, you know what I mean?). The next moment you have a kid to take care of, errands to run, a house to clean, a business to run and we simply forget to find the times that feel good. To find the times where you can just sit back and enjoy the ride.

When he picked me up after work, he didn’t go home. He took me to eat pizza (because he probably knew I needed it). Then we went home, he massaged my back and I knocked out. This morning I woke up in the best mood ever. Motivated and inspired. 

Sometimes we go through life hustling, working hard, sacrificing so much to achieve success. Cleaning, Moping, Feeding.  There is no better way to keep going than to do the things that make you feel good. Love and enjoy your family. At the end of the day, they are the true motive why you are trying to succeed in life. They are the motive why you want your house nice and clean. Why you want that dinner ready. Why you want to become the best version of yourself.

Until next time, remember Happiness is the Way!

I love you 

Itzel Cuch

Why You Feel Heavy


Have you ever felt that sense of heaviness? It’s like there is something weighing you down. Normally making us feel tired, uneasy and a overwhelmed. We can’t really pinpoint what the issue is. We can’t really describe how it feels.

This heaviness can be stress, anxiety, depression. Who knows? You just know it doesn’t feel good. 

I believe that it is a manifestation of all the things that are holding us back. Things that don’t serve us. Things like negative people, bad habits or the lack of good ones. 

So, today I want to share 3 ways you can losen up and release some of that heaviness. Some ways to get this heavy feeling off of our shoulders so we can start feeling a bit more free, happy and relaxed.

  1. Say NO. Sometimes we need to start saying no more often. I know, I know! If you are like me, you can’t possibly hurt someone else’s feeling by saying no. Consequence to that is that we end up only hurting ourselves! Saying no has nothing to the amount of love you have for another person. If it doesn’t fit into your life, plans or schedule. JUST SAY NO. If it won’t make you feel good. If it won’t serve you and only drain you…. say “Oh Im so sorry, I love you but I don’t think I can fit that into my plans at the moment.”
  2. Have a Dance Break in the middle of the living room, by yourself! Yup! This is my favorite thing to do. If my energy isn’t in the correct place and I need to losen up, you bet you will find me in the middle of the room, singing and twerking to Esta Rico from my platonics Will Smith, Marc Anthony & Bad Bunny! Seriously, dance like no ones watching. Because literally, no one is watching! I swear that gets me into the happies mood ever. If that doesn’t work, I dont know what will. Well, I do actually. So here comes number 3.
  3. Pizza & Wine! Or whatever tickles your pickle! Seriously, a night for yourself (or with a one year old baby boy who sings the baby shark song) is the perfect way for you to relax and release. The key to this is to do something that you will truly truly enjoy. I love pizza! So I know that treating myself to some yummi pizza (and indulging without feeling guilty is key here) will make me feel like I love me! Like I don’t have a care in the world for nothing else! I am out (in) on a date with myself and nothing else matters! The world can wait. 

Now you aren’t going to always say no to everybody (like your husband asking you to cook dinner) and you don’t want to make pizza your weekly dinner either but you get the point. Every now and then, is great to losen up and forget it all in a safe and healthy way! Remember to love and honor your body! 

I love you and I will talk to you soon!

Xoxo ItzelCuch

5 Things I Wish I knew About Anxiety

Hey there! Welcome officially to my first BLOGPOST!!!! (Clapping & Cheering).

I won’t ramble, Im just going to share with you 5 things I wish I knew about Anxiety that would have made my life so much easier.

Knowledge is power. If I only knew back then, what I know now, I would be so much further ahead. That’s life tho! So, you are lucky because you don’t have to wait any longer to learn! Here they are!

1. Everyone can have an anxiety crisis or an anxiety attack. It is not the same as having an anxiety disorder.

In any point in life, anyone can get anxious for a certain situation causing anxiety to manifest through feeling fear or many other ways.

Anxiety disorder however, is when those episodes of fear come without a real trigger or reason. It’s uncontrollable and unavoidable.

Knowing this helped me seek guidance for my problem. Not knowing about anxiety disorder can drive you crazy. All I could think was, ” Am I really being over dramatic like my sisters tell me?” “Why can’t I control myself?” “Am i fu**ed up from the head?” All these doubts and questions get cleared up once you get the guidance needed!

2. There are different types of anxiety disorders.

I for example have Severe Panic Disorder. Other people have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder etc….

Different types of anxiety have different symptoms and they all manifest differently in every person. So just because one person has a sever case going on, doesn’t mean it will be the same for you.

3. Don’t google your symptoms!

Seriously, don’t! Google will kill you in 3 months with a heart disease. I swear I would google my symptoms all the time looking for an answer. That would only get me thinking I had all the illnesses in the world, which ended up giving me more anxiety.

STOP GOOGLING! Put your pants on and head to the doctor. Ask for a full physical, let them know your symptoms without fear of judgement. Don’t leave anything out. That way you will get the help you need and you will get better!

4. Anxiety Disorder can’t be cured.

My heart was broken when I asked my therapist how I could cure my anxiety and he said “YOU CANT”. I didn’t know what to think. I didn’t know what to say. Because I had my hopes up, that I was one day going to be able to cure it. The thing is, that when I didn’t know that there was no cure, I felt miserable anyway. Thinking I was so weak for not being able to get rid of my anxiety.

My doctor then moved on to point number

5. You can learn to live a happy life even with a mental disorder.

I seriously thought I was going to live with panic attacks for the rest of my life!

“Crap! Now I am stuck, feeling scared forever! Hiding so people don’t see my horrible reality.”

Nope! That was not the case. With self awareness, self love and consistency in creating and sticking to new healthy habits, I have been panic attack free for 2 years now. Yeah I still have anxiety. It’s part of me but it doesn’t define me. It does not define what I do or how I live my life! I have learned to live a healthy, happy lifestyle. With ups and downs (you don’t need to have anxiety for that) but still moving forward and excited about life!

So there you go!

5 things that have made my journey easier. The most important thing I want you to remember is that you don’t have to live in fear. You can create your reality and you can live the life you dream and deserve!

I love you and I will see you on my next blog post!

XOXO,

ItzelCuch