Never let your fears win; keep moving forward. ~Elaine & Stan
Many things crop up in life that trigger your fear response–especially as you move out of your comfort zone and are reaching toward your dreams.
But don’t let fear stop you!
Find a way to push forward.
Your homework today is to make a list of all the resources you can tap into when you feel yourself becoming shaky, anxious, worried, and out-right fearful.
Ask and answer the question why are you afraid–or what has caused you to be fearful in the past; can you categorize your fears? For instance, your fear response may be triggered when you are in new situations with people you don’t know or perhaps it’s new situations but when you’re presented with a new task or activity to do.
Think through what causes you to be fearful (including anxious, worried, nervous, shaky, etc. feelings) so that you can see patterns or a common thread that runs through it. Once you’ve identified that, then it’s easier to zero in on the pattern/thread and have a list of resources specific to it.
Your list of resources can include people who are good at encouraging and supporting you–perhaps people who are good at the business side of your life and others who are good at cheering you on as you improve your personal life.
Books, tapes, videos, and other media can be very helpful. Certainly check online, but also remember to swing by your local library. Oftentimes they offer patrons access to different databases than those available to individuals.
Remember to check out online classes as well as those offered through your local continuing education programs, nearby universities and colleges, and local community colleges and vocational schools.
Keep in mind that when fearful you can soothe yourself through music, light exercise, meditation or prayer, aromatherapy, straightening up your work and living spaces, getting plenty of rest, eating nutritious food, and the like.
Most importantly, remember to break steps into manageable pieces–bits that are just the right size for you. Don’t think about whether or not someone else can do more or go faster. This is YOUR life we’re talking about and what “they” do has no bearing on you and your life.
So create bits of steps that are comfortable for YOU–ones that you know are doable–then do them!
Make that list! Keep it handy and refer to it often.
Choose that thing that’s creating anxiety and break it into steps. Break the steps into teensy tiny jots and specks–then do them one at a time!
You can do it, I know you can!
I’m so proud of you!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,