What new adventures have you been putting off? You know...because of time, money, fear, or something else....like what other people would think of you.
I used to be one of those people. The type of person that was scared of trying something new, that was scared of taking risks, that was scared of what other people would think of me.
I had to be in control of everything. And I lived in this place where I thought I would be happy "when"...you know, I'd be happy WHEN I made more money. I'd be happy WHEN I found the right guy. I'd be happy WHEN... Fill in the blank with any number of things.
I didn't know how to be happy in the place I was at that moment. But I didn't know how to make any of the changes necessary to get me to that "when" moment. And I was also terrified of what other people would think if I changed anything.
Yes...you read that right. I didn't want to make any changes because I was worried of what other people would think of me.
How crazy is that?!
It took me far too long to realize that it didn't matter what anyone else thought. God is the only one I answer to. And let's be real...other people's opinions do NOT pay my bills or give me happiness! The only thing I had to do was to make MYSELF happy!
I started small with making changes in my life...nothing earth shattering or that other people would even notice. Eating habits. Exercise habits. Added meditation.
And I also realized that I had to be happy exactly where I was at that given moment! I couldn't wish away where I was or what I was doing, because that's exactly where I was meant to be at that time.
But what really changed was when I started pursuing my passion. There was something inside me that really lit up. And when I went back to my "normal" job...the one that paid the bills and that people expected me to do...that's when the unhappiness sunk back in. And I knew I wasn't in the right place.
If I continued to live my life based on what other people thought of me or my decisions, I would still be in the same place I was four years ago. I didn't try Crossfit because of other people's opinions. I didn't pursue my passion in health and nutrition because I was scared of how it would change my life. I almost didn't date my now husband again for fear of what other people would think.
I STAYED IN THE SAME PLACE for far too long because I was SCARED!! Of far too many things!
But what's even scarier is staying in the exact same spot and not changing a darn thing! Never growing, never changing, never becoming exactly who I was meant to be.
Yes, change is scary. I get that. I was there. But I can't imagine where my life would be if I hadn't stepped up to the challenge and embraced the changes.
Start small. You don't have to do a complete 180 to get the changes you desire. Let me know how I can help too. I've been where you are....scared to change, scared to grow, scared to do something different.
Sometimes it's those little steps that get you the most!
I hope you have a beautiful week! I'd love to hear about some of the small changes you'll be making this week :)
With love and wellness,