Who’s holding you back by your shoelaces?
We all have doubts and insecurities about venturing out into the unknown. Many of these “inadequacies” stem from criticism, blame, loveless parenting, single parenting. Or as a result of our Mom and Dad going Mr. and Mrs. Smith on one other.
A certain amount of doubt and fear isn’t so bad because it keeps us from becoming the next evening snack for a passerby Squirrel whose abandoned Vegetarianism. But everything beyond that just keeps us cozy in our own Diapers for a little too long (sometimes even for life).
Thankfully, there are self-help solutions and delicious smoothies out there that can help us “gradually” overcome these inadequacies. But it all starts by confronting your fears, one at a time by asking yourself 3 simple questions:
1. Is this hindering my progress in life?
2. Does it bite?
3. What will life be after I concur it?
If none of the answers to these questions are potentially life threatening to either yourself or to any of your Pets, then that fear is about as life-threatening as a stoned Koala. Nonetheless, the way to get over it is to go through it. As per the tingling sensations of “fear” that you feel along the way, they will eventually subside. And before you know it, this temporary “zone of discomfort” would become your newfound comfort zone.
As per a lasting solution of overcoming fear and insecurity, I highly recommend starting out the day with a 30-minute cardio workout (like P90X3). If that sounds like too much of a leap for you right now, start out with a 30-minute slow to medium paced walk around the block instead. And build up the pace and duration of those walks gradually over time. This is my prelude or precursor to the P90X3 road.
Lastly, try injecting a 40-minute session of Lifeflow” into your daily routine, which can at times sound like listening to a recording of a cat lapping a saucer of milk with a couple of cows mooing in the background. But for the most part it’s made of relaxing nature sounds and bells. You also have a couple of crickets in there to make things more interesting.