Do you ever practice facing your fears and you still find that you struggle? Do you ever do something that makes you feel great about yourself and then on the same day, you experience something that makes you feel miserable? I know the feeling and I felt it yesterday.
Yesterday I practiced facing my fears on more than one occasion. They may not have been huge steps, but they were pretty important and significant. I felt good about myself and yet, still later on yesterday, I struggled with the same thing I was trying to avoid by practicing.
I found this really frustrating. There I was doing pretty well at practicing facing my fears, but when it came to the actual thing, I still struggled and didn’t do as well as I would have liked. It made me question the point to even practicing earlier on that day since I still hadn’t made much headway.
The thing is though, that as I’ve mentioned before, it’s all about practicing consistently. Not only did I need to practice yesterday, but I need to continue to practice on a regular basis. I know that you might be tired of hearing about this, but it’s very important.
Our minds (and bodies) have to readjust. For many of us, we’ve struggled with anxiety and other mental health issues for so long that we almost feel like they’re a part of us; like we need them. Our minds and bodies are so used to them now that it’s hard for us to break free from our issues, even though we really want to.
This is why consistency is so important. We have to retrain our minds and bodies so that we realize that we have the strength to get through our anxiety and other mental health issues. We need to learn that we don’t have to suffer.