Is there a project you have been dying to start? Were you asked to be a part of a TV series, but you are scared sh*tless?
Do you ever feel the pangs of fear and immediately halt to a stop?
Yeah, me too. Fear most often than not transforms into a visceral feeling, and it freaks me out. My stomach tightens, my heart starts beating faster, I somehow can’t seem to speak with the same fluidity that I am accustomed to. It’s uncomfortable.
Why does fear exist? Fear is a survival mechanism. In the caveman days, fear alerted us when we were about to be attacked or when we needed more food so that we wouldn’t starve. Thank God for fear, right?
However, when we feel fear in our lives today, most often than not, it’s not because we are about to attacked by a stampede of bison. Again, thank God!
Fear may be stopping us from doing the exact things that will bring us the most pleasure, joy, and fulfillment. In fact, if you are feeling fear, it is a sure fire sign that you are doing something extraordinary.
What do we do with this fear?
1. We acknowledge the fear. Maybe you want to write down the fearful thought or just say outloud or in your head “this is fear.”
2. Remind ourselves of the reality of the situation. Yes, this might be out of your comfort zone, but if you decide to do it, you will be rewarded with the treasures of the heart.
3. Feel the fear in your body. Where is it located? Notice it is just a feeling.
4. Just do it (whatever it is you are afraid to do). Be gentle with yourself but honor yourself enough to step up to the plate and move through the fear.
So, I am here to remind you that fear will come up, it’s inevitable.
Just do it. There is no better time than now.
Just do it.
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About the Author
This article was written by Alison Leipzig, our very own Body Confidence Guru! Alison is dedicated to making our relationship with our bodies loving, safe and freakin' fun and she infuses her confidence philosophies in to everything she creates. Having been through her own struggles with her body and loving and accepting herself, Alison has a compassionate and unique perspective that can allow you to access divine clarity. She also loves to guide our Bella Beauties on their Body Confidence journeys so leave a comment below and she will walk you through your questions and concerns step by step. To learn more about Alison Leipzig or to connect with her further, visit her Bella Life profile here.