Fear holds us back from a lot of things: goals, jobs, relationships. It can cause anxiety and affect our sleep at night.
What if we had no fear?
Get out your journal and visualize some “what if” scenarios for yourself:
- Act as if you have no fear about the relationships in your life: how would you relate to your spouse, children, parents, colleagues, boss? If you are single, how would this affect your dating life?
- What if you have no fear about your work life? What would you do for a living? How would you feel about going into your job in the morning? Would you stay? Would you do things differently at work? How? Would you look for other kinds of work? Would you quit and go back to school? Would you start a business of your own?
- What if you had no fear about your appearance? How would you dress? How would you move yourself about in this world?
- Act as if you are the richest person in the world: what would you do with your money? Your time? Write out as many details as you can think of.
- Act and feel as if you are living your dream life: what would that look like? feel like? Smell like?
- Act as if you have no fear about getting older: how would that affect decisions and choices you are making in your life?
- Act as if you are the most generous person in the world: what would you be doing? How does that feel?
- Act as if you have absolutely no fear about any place in the entire world: where would you visit? What would you see and do there? How long would you travel? Who would you meet?
- Act as if you are the most interesting person in the world, arriving at a party: how would you feel entering? How would you carry yourself? What expressions would be on your face? How would you feel? What would you be thinking? How would you be meeting people? What would you be talking about?
For this post, I was inspired by “fear busting” ideas in Susan Jeffers’ book, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway
Debra : )