I made a subconscious decision recently to start saying yes. I did this because I was looking back on all the opportunities I had missed out on and I realised I have been living with quite a few regrets and it is time to change that.
I didn’t realise I was doing it until I had said yes to nearly every opportunity that came across my path and ended up having a reasonable amount of anxiety before each experience. It has made such a big difference in my life already. It has also made me realise how it is the unconscious decisions that make the most impact.
Because the subconscious ones are the ones your body really needs, your mind really needs. The conscious ones are the ones we overthink, we assume will help because ‘people on the internet claim they will’.
Saying Yes has made me come out of my comfort zone.
One of the hardest steps to take. One step doesn’t necessarily mean you are suddenly Superwoman and afraid of nothing. One step means expanding the size of your comfort zone. Becoming comfortable with a few more things whilst eliminating them as fears. So I said yes, yes and yes. Don’t get me wrong I almost said no, no and no immediately after but because I had initially set my mind to it and arranged these experiences in such a way that backing out wasn’t possible, I actually had to do them. AND I AM SO THANKFUL THAT I DID!
Yes it was nerve-wracking at first, yes I felt anxious and had many self-doubts. But I have already made some amazing memories, taken part in some wonderful project and most importantly gained the courage to open up to new people.
I advise you all to say yes. Don’t overthink anything. If someone offers you an opportunity just say yes and make sure they hold you to it. You will thank them for it trust me.
Let me know if you try this out in the comments below!
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