when it comes to making progress!
I just recently got back from going to my grandma’s. While I still got anxious and struggled a little, I was able to make progress when it came to certain areas. While it may seem insignificant to some, I know that it wasn’t. At one point, I thought I was going to have to sit down like I usually do before I got to her apartment room, but you know what? I didn’t! Also, when we left, I found it easier to just get up from the couch in the lobby and walk out. I didn’t need any help doing so!
I’ve spoken about this before, but we really do need to recognize the progress that we make. Every positive step we take towards accomplishing our goals, shows us how strong we are and proves to us that we can get through our anxiety. We can’t afford to take those accomplishments for granted. We have to take notice and we have to take them for what they are: a sign that tells us that we are stronger than our anxiety and obstacles.
Small steps can also lead to larger ones. If we pay close attention to the small steps we make and if we celebrate our accomplishments, it will allow us to have more confidence in ourselves. More confidence allows us to take bigger “risks” and soon we’ll see that, really, there weren’t many risks at all. Why? Many times we feel as if we’re in danger, when really, it’s just our anxiety playing tricks on us!
So, next time you make progress (whether it’s a big step or seemingly small one), remind yourself that no positive step is insignificant! As always, I wish you all the best!