It’s a cool September morning and well, the temperature is starting to drop a little and I for one have had to put on a heavier, warmer coat in the mornings!

A few people have started to adjust their thermometers and the lure of cozy afternoons and evenings on the sofa are tempting us.

I woke up this morning full of cold its been approaching for a while, but I thought I could stave it off.

After lazing in bed for much of this morning (a well deserved treat), I came downstairs and threw open the doors to the garden.

I was dreading it – it looked a bit fresh and breezy. It was!!

But – it was exactly what I needed – a nice burst of fresh, cool air, which helped to clear my head and cleanse my airways.

This got me thinking along a different line.

We sometimes worry that we are sitting of the edge of a precipice about to take a step into something that scares us.

Sometimes the things we fear or dread the most, are the very same things that will re-energise us, change our mindset, or even change our lives.

So this prompted me to do some more thinking, as well as help you consider some questions that you can ask yourself to understand what, if anything might be holding you back through fear of the unknown.

As a coach, this is a main theme that my clients come to me with, so with this in mind here are some points for you to consider.

Thinking about life as you know it, right now, this second….

  • What is worrying you, or niggling you?
  • Are you fearful of anything?
  • How is this currently holding you back?
  • Recognise how it feels to be comfortable and safe (your comfort zone), what’s going through your mind?
  • Consider how it might feel to take a small step outside of your comfort zone to confront your fears, worries or niggles?
  • What would that one small step be if you were to take it?
  • Picture yourself having the courage to take that step – what is that like?
  • Now step back into your comfort zone – what is that like?

Was it as bad as you thought? You know, one small step outside of your comfort zone each day can make a big difference to your confidence, self esteem and attitude. Once we start to feel stretched, it gets exciting and if you are doing it for yourself, you will really enjoy the feeling of empowerment you gain.

Source by Amie Crews