Today is the first day of the rest of my life! | Lesley Leach Hypnotherapy
After an entire working lifetime working for other people – retailers, multi-nationals and charities – today is the day I am striking out alone. It is not without a sense of trepidation – I am now responsible for my own wages, and my own tax returns (words which strike anxiety into the heart of the bravest souls!). And whilst I have spent a lifetime selling other people's companies, I have never really been one to sell myself. So this understandably brings with it some anxiety. Anxiety is not an uncommon thing. According to a BBC News report, approximately 66% of singers, including Adele, Bruce Springsteen and Robbie Williams suffer with anxiety and panic attacks. For most of us, anxiety is something that we can cope with – it does not affect our lives unduly. But for some people, anxiety can be crippling. It can stop them leaving the house and making the most of their lives, using their abilities and talents. Anxiety disorder may cause loss of appetite and lack of interest in sex,