I learnt a big lesson when it came to writing this blog because I am going to be honest with you, writing this has been a challenge!!
It's been a challenge because I struggle sitting down for long periods of time (I have found the best way to manage this is through bribing myself with cookies and LOADS of tea, I'm talking bucket loads).
But it's also been a challenge because this is something I have never ever done before. It's something new and therefore it is something scary!
It's also scary because people might actually read it and I'm worried about spelling mistakes and being judged for writing badly. As irrational as these fears may very well be they were fears that I had all the same. (I am sure they are fears you might have felt before as well) Fears that had a physical presence in my brain and could have very easily held me back.
However, because I battled through these insecurities and worries of mine it has felt like such an achievement. It may only seem small but it has given me lots of good feels in my tummy. You know what I mean? That little triumph feeling in your belly after you push yourself out of your comfort zone and now no longer feel so worried about doing it again.
'what we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do' ~ Tim Ferriss
What do you have waiting for you on the other side of your fears?
Maybe living a full life is about overcoming our fears, throwing ourselves into everything we are afraid to do until we have nothing left to be afraid of.
So I have set myself a challenge and I am inviting you to join me! I am going to do at least one thing every week this month that challenges me, pushes me or scares me!
It can be something big like climbing a mountain or something more bite-size like sitting at the front of your yoga class this week (I promise the teacher isn't that scary) or maybe its about taking up a new hobby or approaching someone you have always been nervous to strike-up a conversation with.
So far this week I have written to you in this blog and Ruth the pacifist even tried Muay Thai!?
Keep me updated with how it goes for you feel free to email me about all the things your trying and the ways you are pushing yourself out of your comfort-zone this month!
If you are interested here is a link to an interesting article I just read on why we should step out our comfort-zones regularly https://www.roystonguest.com/blog/7-reasons-why-stepping-outside-your-comfort-zone-is-a-must/