The Other Side of Fear

New experiences, new environments, and new phases in life tend to bring with them an overwhelming sense of fear, nervousness and all around unsettled feeling. It’s because you are stepping outside of your comfort zone, which obviously is uncomfortable. And when you think about all those negative feelings and emotions, you have to wonder why on earth we put ourselves through those and choose to face fear!

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Well like the quote states, we do it because we have faith and a belief that everything we want is on the other side of that fear.  That if we face that fear,  do what it takes to keep going, and overcome it, that things will work out in the end.  Fear simply comes from the unknown.

I am someone who doesn’t like the unknown, and therefore tend to plan and do everything I can to control as much of the situation as possible.  However when you are starting a new phase or something new in your life, there is little you can do but believe that those unsettled and uncomfortable feelings will be worth it in the end.  Whether it ends positively or negatively, you will still always learn something, especially about yourself. Thus bringing you closer to where you want to be.

Therefore while new things are scary and bring a sense of fear, we shouldn’t avoid them, as not only will you learn from them, it will help you to grow as a person.  And the best thing, like I said in a previous post (here), is to just take things one day at a time and do little things that bring you joy.  It could be simply taking an hour to go sit and read a good book with a nice coffee, or go get some pampering, or maybe even just treating yourself to some delicious macarons. Counterbalance that fear with little positives and things that bring you comfort, because overcoming the fear will bring you to where you want to be. And that thought and belief, is really reassuring!

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