“Getting uncomfortable means that we stop focusing inwards on our fears, our perceived failings and our shortcomings and get on with the task at hand, which is living a rich and meaningful life. And this often means developing a fearless approach to life, no matter how scared we may be.” – Andrew Griffiths
Just about two years ago I was ready to shut my website down. My site host was due for renewal and I just thought there was no point in continuing to blog. I felt like the online world was oversaturated and that no one could really make any money from blogging. I thought most people were lying who said they were able to make a full salary worth of money from just blogging alone. I was skeptical of everyone and everything. I hated that people probably talked about me or my blog and online presence. I was always worried about what I would post because of how it would be portrayed or seen by others. I would hide my blog stuff from friends and people who didn’t know about it. I was honestly on the verge of a mental breakdown because I just didn’t know where I was going in life or what I was put on Earth to do. I felt like I was just going through the mundane phases of life and didn’t really have anything exciting going on. Ultimately, I decided to go all in on PIPMegan and that brings us to where we are today.
I said all of that to say that something that has helped me tremendously over the past few years is letting go of my fears and anxieties. I used to be terrified of flying and now I fly somewhere just about once every month. I used to be the biggest hypochondriac ever and now I am just fine with not washing my hands. I used to get panic attacks when traveling or being in spaces with tons of people and now I relish in those types of environments. I used to get anxious just taking one trip a year and now I’m trying to go somewhere every single month!
I’m sure you all are wondering, “Megan, what are you going to try to sell us? Is this some ploy to get us to buy some herbal supplement?” LOL. No, not at all. And truthfully I don’t really have a definitive answer of how I got better except for the one thing that I practice daily and that is just letting go of my fears. I truly live by the IDGAF mentality now and it’s so freeing. I used to get so worked up over stuff, and trust me, I do still have my moments, but it’s so nice to be laid back and carefree. Who cares what people think of you? Say no to things if you have too much on your plate. Quit trying to please everyone.
I’ll leave you all with one other quote and that is, “Once you become fearless, life becomes limitless!”