I fear the smallest things and worry a lot about things that you might not give a second thought to.
I used to worry about falling off the tread mill, I would worry about people making fun of me because I jog real slow, I was worried about being the odd one out in my fitness class, even now I get scared to enter the weights section because I feel people will judge me when I walk in.
These were just a few things if you see my entire list you will wonder how I survive and trust me there was a time in my life when doing the smallest thing like going out alone was difficult for me. I would drag T along everywhere I could, otherwise I would just not go. It was a horrible way of living. What did I do? How did I change? How did I manage to fall in love with the tread mill? Or how do I manage to enter the weight section or any of my fitness class --- I go prepared
I think being scared is perfectly fine but giving up on something because I'm scared would be wrong.
Whenever fear sets in I begin with doing lot of research, I browse the internet, talk to people, I try and find out as much as I can and then I make a plan. My plan is very detailed; sometimes I even include different paths in my plan. If a situation goes either way (good or bad) I have a plan to handle it. When I'm prepared I feel a little more confident.
Just because I have a plan or because I'm prepared doesn't mean I don’t get scared it just means I'm ready to face my fears. My mantra to handle fear:
‘The more I'm scared, the more detailed plan I make and the more prepared I go’
Hope you find this useful next time you are scared or your fears stop you from doing something
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