It’s day twenty-three of the be kind to yourself challenge and being prepared is one of the ways I can be kind to myself. I had an important phone call to make today, affecting my future. However, my social anxiety has a way of robbing my will to make that phone call. So, I prepared. Preparation is different from overanalyzing.
I can spend hours overanalyzing a phone call that hasn’t even happened yet. Social anxiety. I can prepare for a conversation and control my own reactions. Prep. It’s a fine line, sometimes it can be blurry and sometimes it’s quite clear. Ultimately, it’s up to me and my reactions in a conversation. The moment I felt like I was ready to have that conversation, I picked up the phone and typed the phone number. The number was staring at me, but I pushed call before I could hesitate.
Hesitation is the beginning of anxiety, they accompany one another. They became friends. They don’t go anywhere without consulting the other. Hesitation is the chain to the hand cuffs. You can’t always see it, but it’s most certainly there. This task has allowed me to recognize my hesitation and how it prevents me from achieving the things that I want to achieve. I prepare to avoid hesitation, allowing my body to react to a goal instead of reacting to anxiety. Hesitation is also related to self-doubt, but that will be discussed at another time. I hope you’re having a wonderful day and I’ll write to you again tomorrow!
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