I wanted to believe I was incredibly open to constructive criticism and slow to anger. Most times this was true, and outbursts never occurred with a customer. However, during independent work and with family there was a portion of the time when stressors would compound despite my best efforts, and chronic insomnia would rear its ugly head at the worst possible moment dramatically affecting my ability to cope.
This led to thought distortion and a downward spiral of frustration, self-doubt, fear of failure, anxiety, defensiveness, and angry outbursts. I tried two attempts at counseling in the past, more recent coaching, and read many books. Although some improvement was made, a solution was elusive.
It wasn’t until the perfect storm of health coach training and launching a digital health startup that the light went on and I began to make real progress. As I was developing my company, behavior change became a predominant theme. I gained a greater understanding of the roles the nervous system, positive emotion, internal motivation, and habit formation played in this process. To read, more visit the article published by Better Humans on Medium.