Do you have a negative voice in the back of your head? Many of us fall prey to the belief that our anxiety helps us improve. On the surface, that critical voice seems to help by pointing out areas where we could be better. In "This Stuff Is Hard: Making Peace With Your Anxiety," Nancy Jane Smith, MSEd, LPC tells us the truth: we're being tricked. Anxiety does not help us. It is completely possible to self-analyze and improve our lives without spinning on endless negativity, without hurting ourselves, and without doubting ourselves. In five distinct chapters, Nancy delves into each aspect of the important process of reframing our critical inner voices. Each chapter deals with building awareness of anxiety, recognizing inner critics, being present with your thoughts, and understanding the patterns that lead to anxiety. Learning to live without that negativity will help you build a foundation for peace and happiness in your life. Perfectionism is an impossible quest, but Living Happier can be done every day.