Things have been beyond hectic the last couple of weeks. Work is beyond busy and home life is just as crazy if not more while we balance school and extracurricular activities as a family. I have skipped my daily runs almost daily. I am definitely in need of break. Luckily I have a stay-cation planned in just two days and I’m counting down the minutes. I’ve already started a list of things to do that my week “break” won’t really be a “break” but a chance to me to reset and focus on the things I love doing.
I stumbled on this book while in a paper store during my lunch break and I just had to buy it. I’ve always preached the motto, “life begins out of your comfort zone.” Preached but struggle, I mean really STRUGGLE with living by it.
Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You…
The journal contains a year’s worth of fear-facing prompts and mottoes of encouragement. It even provides space to jot down daily examples of your own courage — the small steps that culminate in on bold year.
Each day we have an opportunity to perform one small act of bravery. If you’ve seen the movie, We Bought a Zoo, Matt Damon says it best, “Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of courage…”
So here’s a very short list of things I’m scared of: Public speaking, public dancing, being wrong, trying a new activity and sucking at it (basically embarrassing myself), making a change that may shock others (they are used to the way I am now, making a change would make me stand out), and obviously standing out.
So i bought the journal as a reminder to keep trying to knock down the brick wall surrounding me in my comfort zone. It’s my mental sledge hammer.
You can order the book on Amazon.com, much cheaper than my indulgence at the specialty paper store.