“The more you seek the uncomfortable, the more you will become comfortable.” – Conor McGregor
Challenge Your Thoughts
When we’re afraid or nervous about something, it’s common for negative thoughts to show up uninvited.
Just because a negative thought makes its way into your mind doesn’t mean you have to listen to it.
Whether we realize it or not, we all experience fear and question our thoughts from time to time.
Am I on the right track?
Was that decision wise?
Do people like me?
Just because you think something doesn’t make it true. Sometimes our thoughts/worries can be confusing and make us feel uncomfortable.
When something becomes a habit (like worrying) we can often do it without even noticing.
Now, you can’t change a habit you aren’t even aware you have. The first thing you’ll want to do is acknowledge your negative thoughts and question them.
Why do you think those thoughts entered your mind in the first place? Do you have any proof that whatever you are worried about will happen?
Even the most well-thought-out plans don’t always go our way, and that’s okay!
Leaving your house 30 minutes before the grocery store closes doesn’t guarantee you’ll get there on time.
Studying your textbook inside and out doesn’t guarantee you’ll ace that test.
There are several things we can do on a day-day basis that can help get us closer to our final goals.
But even if you do everything by the book, nothing in life is guaranteed. Instead of trying to plan your perfect day, try planning your perfectly imperfect day and see what happens.
Stare Down Your Fear
When was the last time fear held you back? When was the last time you said no to something you really wanted to do out of fear?
Facing your fears is not something that happens overnight. Depending on the intensity, it can take weeks, months or years to eliminate a fear.
You’ll want to start out doing activities that may make you feel a little uncomfortable, but deep down, you know you can handle.
If you’re afraid to start journalling, write down 25 words.
If you’re afraid to go back to school, spend 15 minutes a day researching programs.
When in doubt, start small and work your way up.
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth