Hi all! A few days ago I wrote about the sometimes difficult decision we have to make. The decision to stay home or go out and face the possibility of becoming anxious. I mentioned how I had somewhere I really wanted to go and that I had chose to venture out.
I ended up having a great time – even better than I expected. A couple of friends came over to have lunch with me and a relative and afterwards we headed out to our destination. Not only was the food amazing and the trip breathtaking, but I did extremely well. While I did have to take several breaks so that I could sit down, I was able to enjoy myself without becoming too anxious.
Something I also want to touch on is just how wonderful the people I went with were. They were patient and understanding. That truly can make all the difference. They didn’t make me feel like an inconvenience or burden. I am so happy to have them in my life.
There are a lot of things that can be learned from this and many other positive experiences I’ve had. Here are some of those lessons:
1.) We are stronger than our fears. They may try to make us feel otherwise, but that is simply not true.
2.) Having kind, understanding people in our lives is important. I know they can be difficult to find at times, but there are people who will support you and stand by your side even through difficult times.
3.) Having faith in ourselves is essential.
4.) We need to practice facing our fears in small, manageable steps. With consistent effort, we can and will overcome our obstacles.
I hope you’re all doing well. If you ever need to talk, I’m here.