Mindful Monday: Pushing Through Fear

Epictetus Quote

Sometimes when I am afraid of something or overwhelmed with a lot of different choices, I tend to completely freeze up like a deer in headlights. Rather than taking any action at all, I retreat into myself and spend days trying to sort it out in my mind. This never produces a favorable outcome. Instead, I tend to think myself into an even bigger conundrum. This Mindful Monday, I challenge you to push through your fears and take action on at least one thing that has been weighing heavily on your mind.

I love the quote above because it has been so true for me in many instances. Sometimes when I have been afraid to make a phone call to someone, or publish a really revealing blog post, or finally press send on an e-mail, I have been perceiving speaking my truth through a lens of fear and bracing for the worst possible outcome. A more positive and healthy outlook would be to say, “Ok, I am going to do this even if it scares me, and I trust that whatever outcome this produces will be for my highest good.” For example, I hesitated to publish the “Five Facts About Me” post because I don’t really share a lot of my personal life on the internet, but that post ended up being one of the most read posts on my blog EVER. If I had never posted it, I would have let my fear stop me from opening up to others.

I have been putting off making a few important phone calls, so today for me is about finally making those calls instead of re-writing them every day on my to-do list. I am going to communicate openly and intend that each call is going to go well.

Comment Below:What is one thing that you have been putting off out of fear or anxiety that you can take one small action on today?

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