Today I was browsing through this lovely little book, 60 Ways to Feel Amazing by Lynda Field, and came across a very enlightening source of inspiration, ‘Just Do It’. Often we want to do things but are a bit afraid. Though, sometimes it might just be not enough determination, discipline or time! Let’s pick a few things, and give it a go. You can do it!
Lynda suggested that we pick three things that we want to do, but haven’t, and examine why we haven’t done it, what do we feel is stopping us, and what would be the best and worst outcome of taking action.
I believe, often when we look deeply and carefully at a situation, it’s not as scary as we think. Maybe we just need to take things in small bites to take the pressure off.
Sometimes maybe we need to find the right “why”. For instance, I’m doing a 30-day exercise challenge. My “why” for continuing? Of course it’s to get and stay fit, but greater than that is I don’t want to stop, because that means I’ll have to start all over again with the challenge from day one! So I must discipline myself.
Maybe you’d like to improve your social life, find a partner, a new job, go on your first solo vacation? Or it could be something tiny like take more time off, but you feel too busy and fear you might miss some golden opportunities if you don’t keep your nose to the grindstone.
Let’s share! How do you challenge yourself to try new things, or pursue goals that you’ve been a bit afraid to go after. Let’s help and encourage each other.
Here is a You Tube video with the podcast that goes with this topic. There is an affirmation included:
All for now! 😌