Anxiety is a very disruptive condition and can increase during menopause. Dealing with bouts of overwhelm, depression, apprehension is difficult and it sometimes feels like there’s no way out, but one’s battle with anxiety doesn’t mean that it’s the end, there is a way to overcome it. 

In today’s episode, Vikki Yaffe—an established time-hacking and life coach—joins me as we unravel the ways to triumph over anxiety and procrastination issues. She and I discuss the roots of anxiety, effective tips to calm the nerves, and why procrastination and anxiety are linked to one another and how it is part of a vicious cycle. Vikki also talks about the importance of not measuring your worth by your productivity at work or at home. 

So, tune in to this episode now and discover how you can deal with anxiety and procrastination to become more successful overtime. 

What’s Discussed in This Episode:

01:57 What is anxiety 
04:29 The link between anxiety and procrastination 
06:26 Techniques to calm anxiety and other overwhelming emotions
08:27 Identifying and interpreting the things that make you anxious 
09:14 Reminding yourself that you can survive any situation 
11:01 The connection of anxiety and feeling overwhelmed 
12:38 Motivation comes from success 
16:54 How to manage bringing the mind to commit to changes or modifications 
20:02 Placing meaning to neutral aspects in life bring anxiety 
23:43 Everyone has the choice to make a change 
26:21 Taking the smallest step to be motivated 
27:20 The habit of time on and time off 
28:54 Your productivity does not define you 
29:35 Resting is essential for your well-being 
32:55 Setting goals for growth and not success |
35:55 Building failure tolerance for yourself
38:09 Retraining the brain to think differently
39:22 The perks of being unrealistic 
42:03 Attaching intention to your goals 
43:02 Working on ambition and understanding emotions attached to it 
45:26 Imposter syndrome and dealing with it

About the Guest:

Vikki Yaffe is a professional anxiety and procrastination coach. She has been helping different individuals manage their anxiety and procrastination issues for the past few years. Vikki also helps her client overcome doubts about their capabilities and skills, whether in the workplace or at home. She aims to encourage everyone to be consistent in getting things done. 


Books mentioned in this episode:

  • The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle (Paid link: 
  • The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image by Leonard Shlain (Paid link: 
  • Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation by Jay Samit (Paid link: 

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Thank you for tuning in! 

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