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Sarah Linton

Professional & Personal Coach



Is Fear holding you back?

How do you respond when you feel FEAR? Do you

  • Run? Hide?
  • Head in the Sand?
  • Eat? Drink?
  • Go silent? Avoid?
  • Get retail Therapy?
  • Panic? Isolate yourself?
  • Binge-watch TV series?
  • Push people away? Overthink? …we all have automated patterns & habits.

If you are feeling stressed about your health, career, politics, the economy recovering from COVID, your finances, your relationships, loneliness, personal safety – Know that you are not alone.

Here we will cover 5 steps that will help you win the Mental Game.

PLUS a 10 Minute Discover Experience for you navigate and challenge yourself with.



Fear and Anxiety is on the Rise.

This is not just because of COVID – this has been ongoing since I set up my practice.
I can’t help but notice the intense language clients use with ongoing references to fear, anxiety, stress, overwhelm, uncertainty to describe how they are feeling.

Anxiety has risen in all areas of life.
Our mental wellness needs the same profile & focus as our physical wellness.
It’s awesome to work on our bodies, let’s not forget to give our minds a good workout.  Nourish our minds – it’s a vital part of self-care.






Fear impacts our levels of Anxiety, Stress & Overwhelm


A 2019 survey by the American Psychological Association reported a majority of Uni students are stuck in overwhelmed they were unable to function & a trend for our baby boomers 60+ experiencing a mega leap in anxiety.

Digital media plays a significant role with an impact on healthy sleep hygiene.

Add our global COVID pandemic and we are experiencing new levels especially for family life.

A silver lining amidst our fears – we are becoming more open in our attitudes & acceptance of Mental Health.

I am in awe of the courage of individuals who grow through what they go through, as well as organisations that are integrating Mental Wellness as a backbone of their people & culture focus.




Fear and Anxiety in Quarter-Life


I have become acutely aware of a generation ‘quarter-life’ crisis (18-28 yr olds) struggling with some of the same patterns that were once reserved for a mid-life crisis.
(Fear, anxiety, stress, stuck in overwhelm,)

We can inhale self-help materials – read, watch, listen to all the platforms of materials out there.
Get that exercise app, make an entry in your gratitude journal, create magic morning routines

– yet we can still feel stuck.


Just because we know what to do – does not mean we actually DO it!


Not Easy - Worth it


10 Min Discover Experience :

Are you following through?

Try this 10 Min Check-In to explore any Doubt and Worry.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED:  A piece of paper divided into  2 columns. A pen.

TIME: 10 mins

On the left-hand side make a list of all the things you have

  • Purchased
  • Downloaded,
  • Read,
  • Made a plan for in the last 2 weeks.

On the right-hand side next to the item – make a list of the actions, outcomes that you made happen as a result & how long did the actions last?

  • What do you notice?
  • What are you celebrating?
  • Where did you get stuck?
  • What is truly holding you back from making change your reality?

The truth is we still have to actually DO the work.

That walk/ run/ go to the gym, commit to taking action.

No matter how small – small steps every day will cumulate and make a difference in gaining momentum.

1% consistency every day is the name of the game. Small steps – Big Impact.

Taking that action to move us a step closer to what we truly want –nudging towards our desires – moving away from that past clutter that keeps us stuck (according to our brain, it’s keeping us safe!)


Sustainable Change takes time.


We have to learn the patterns – unlearn them – then relearn new ways of doing stuff.

Breaking old patterns to make space for revised options – out with the old – in with the new.

Truth Bomb: It is FEAR that keeps up in a stuck state. There will be areas of your life where FEAR wins hands down every time.

That critical inner game – the work of our mind – makes the difference between staying stuck in those patterns OR breaking free to move forward.

Talking about change is the easy part – making plans to change falls into that category too – to make change happen – you need to change how and what you think.


If you are struggling to get clarity on what you want  – book in with your Catalyst Coach HERE.
We can accelerate your outcomes with you.


Positive thinking as you move through Fear.


Positive thinking alone is not enough. Why?
Because everyday small sh*t happens that will trigger you to feel a moment of fear.
It happens so fast you may not even notice.

It’s these micro-moments when you feel afraid, nervous, anxious – the naked truth is that you have trained yourself to react in the same old way.

You have an automatic response that has become a habit.

When you change your thoughts and intentions, you can change the outcome.

Boom …we’ve got your back.





5 Simple Steps that will help you win the Mental Fear Game.


  1. Understand what & how FEAR is triggering your THOUGHTS
  2. Accept the THOUGHT & CHOOSE how you RESPOND
  3. Changing your RESPONSE
  4. Will CHANGE how you THINK

It’s a powerful micro-step. Give it a go –


FEAR Challenge:

Identify ONE thing that is triggering your anxiety or fear.

Walkthrough the 5 Simple Steps.

What did you notice?

See 9 Powerful & Easy Hacks to Reduce Stress – NOW








TOC Quote Galleries


Self Care is a HOT topic and very present for many!

As part of our Quote Gallery Series – we worked one up for Self Care to Nourish your eyes,
Inspire you and assure you that you are far from alone.

Grab a cuppa and check it out HERE.



Current circumstances are all part of our ‘Why?’ for our Ebook as our gift to you.
A free guide to 5 Steps to Create More Time, Get More Sleep & have More energy.


If you would like to go further faster  – book a cuppa with your Catalyst Coach HERE.
We can accelerate your outcomes with you.


Remember, sustainable change happens one step at a time.


Take care of you,

Sarah Linton Signature





  • We can change our habits when we set intentions.
  • Choosing how you respond will change how you think & what you say.
  • Be aware of your inner game.
  • Change the thoughts, you can change the outcome.


2 final questions for your reflection …


What makes you afraid or nervous??

What is your biggest fear right now?



At the Tides of Change & The Wave, we can walk with you to connect to
your purpose and make living your intentional life your reality.


Book your Complimentary 60 minute Consult here


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Sarah Linton

Sarah Linton is a Catalyst for change and impact specialising in making change a reality for personal and professional evolution. A former business leader at global organisations including the Walt Disney Company. A Director, Master Coach, Mum and Founder of Tides of Change & The Sarah is passionately connected to her True North as a prolific creator of new horizons & holding that as a vision for her clients partnering across time zones in the UK, USA & Asia Pacific.

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