Do you ever feel stuck? Like nothing is ever progressing or changing?
When we continue to operate in habit and in our comfort zone, we not only miss some amazing opportunities but we risk stagnation (things staying the same).
Often we approach our days with routine, our life with comfort and familiarity. We often steer away from unknowns, things that make us feel uncomfortable. But what I have learnt is that growth and the most amazing opportunities can happen when we tackle our fears and work through those uncomfortable feelings. This is when the magic truly happens. When we open up the parts of ourselves to let our light shine and our souls sparkle.
If you have been following our Thrive journey for a while, you may already know that each week our staff choose a value to focus on, embrace and include in our personal and professional lives. This week, our value is FEAR. Sounds strange huh! But setting this value is only going to help us reflect on our individual areas of development and really allow ourselves to grow.
I am so excited to see what magic comes out for everyone this week.
Well for those who know me, they will know I have pretty much worn makeup everyday since I was 11 years old. Every day to school, every day to work. I would even put on makeup to go to the mailbox.
For me, makeup has at times been a space for self care and a way to ground myself and prepare for the day. But it has also been a way for me to ‘hide behind a mask,’ use the foundation and colours to build my confidence and not feel so ‘naked,’ ‘exposed’ or ‘uncomfortable.’
These feelings have been reinforced by words from family and friends who have at times said I look “better” with make up on, obviously not knowing the long term impacts that some words can have on someone.
So for me, this week, I have tackled my fear of not wearing makeup. Not only of not wearing makeup just in a general day, but not wearing make up to a day of work, to seeing clients and working with other services and not wearing makeup while going out of the house to the grocery shopping! This might not seem much to others but it is huge to me.
Me tackling this fear may not result in absolute pure magic and growth in the essence above but it has allowed me to build my confidence, tackle the judgements I had in my head and allowed me to free myself from others not so kind words. I have allowed myself to feel more free. Not only did I gain all of these things as a result but I also gained more precious time with my loved ones in the morning.
Tackling a fear or something that makes us uncomfortable can be so hard and so damn scary. But also so rewarding.
If you would like to join us on our journey of FEAR SETTING (just like we would set goals, we have set a plan to reflect on and work on a fear) then please let us know and we will send you a copy of our resource that we are all currently going through.
- Your fear tackler, Decinta-
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We have lived through poverty, built ourselves up, worked in the corporate sectors and now live a life of Thriving personally and professionally.