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#YEAROFFIRSTS: Bolanle speaks on letting go of anxiety

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Nigerian TV Host Bolanle Olukanni popularly known as Bolinto on her Twitter account revealed her battle with anxiety about a year ago.

The Project Fame co-host explained the paralyzing emotion anxiety brings and she discovered that dreams don’t come true by sitting on one’s hands.

Read her tweets below:

She further explained on her Instagram account how she overcame anxiety and her resolve to make 2017 a year of firsts:

I struggled really really badly with Anxiety last year โ˜นโ˜น. I was terribly afraid of being a failure, so I second guessed every decision I made to the point where I just stopped making decisions and let alot of life happen to me. I began to work with a life coachย @lillianadegbolaย We talked about conquering my fears and putting in the work to make LIFE happen. Everyday I would tell myself to do it, even if I was afraid. In December, I was in a deeply reflective mood trying to decipher how to not carry the Anxiety into 2017. And how I would make sure 2017 is a year of many firsts for me. I meditated on Gods love for me. I envisioned myself having a year of joy. A year of peace, a year of hard work . It truly has been a blessed year. We still have alot of days in the year though- 120 days to be precise. Let make some of those firsts that we envisioned at the start of the year happen.ย #YEAROFFIRSTS#2017#lastquarter

Photo Credit: Instagram – @bolanle

4 Comments

  1. Janis

    September 2, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Amen to that! Bolanle is so relatable. The more successful people/celebrities share stories like this, the less pressure people will put on themselves. Truly, being anxious solves nothing. However, taking things one step at a time and hanging on to hope makes a world of difference.

  2. dee

    September 2, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Inspiring Lord knows I needed this ginger

  3. Anon

    September 3, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I was born in the 70s and spent most of my life in Nigeria. As humans we all get anxious at one point or another. It can be a helpful emotion to remind us to prepare more for whatever quest lays ahead. In secondary school I’ll get anxious leading up to examines, public speaking like debates, etc. As an adult I get anxious over presentations, meeting new people etc. I feel over thinking and questioning your bodies normal response to normal every day stresses makes it worse. Exposing yourself to extreme conditions helps. Just do it โœ”๏ธas the adage says that’s my philosophy. I find this is a very touchy feely over protected generations. There is a label for every single heart beat, blink of an eye other wish normal physiology are given a pathology. . I blame it on the western influence, parenting. I know people on anti anxiety medication the feedback is it puts one in a zombie like state, stops your normal protective responses.

  4. VanessaO

    September 4, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Infact en…anxiety is no joke, with the uncertainty of this world it’s inevitable to feel it. But taking ones life a day at a time (while still setting milestone goals) is the key to dealing with it. I’ve had my ups and downs as well when it comes to worrying/fear of failure. I love the sincerity and transparency of Bolanle about her struggles. Bolanle, Gods got you! I’m sure You’ve hit great milestones in your life, be excited and look forward to the journey ahead God has for you dear. Rooting for ya!

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