How To Follow Through On Something You Truly Want To Do
Today I made cinnamon rolls for the first time from scratch!
It was obviously more complex than braking open a tub of Pillsbury and place the rolls on a pan, but I am so proud of myself for following through.
As an adult working through anxiety and perfectionism, there are times I still hold myself back from trying new things because I don't want to fail/mess up/look like an idiot. In my teens and twenties, I would use money and time as an excuse to not do something I wanted to do.
Have you asked yourself why you're not doing X? Are you overthinking, over planning how to do that new activity you've been dying to try?
Something that's worked for me is using Mel Robbins' 5 Second Rule. Count down from 5 (5-4-3-2-1) and m o v e. Doing this will break up the loop your brain is doing so you can actually do the thing.
Another thing that's helped me gratitude and self praise. Each morning I recount 2 wins, big or small, that happened the day before. It can be something as small as putting on makeup before walking to my home office for work or as big as cleaning/organizing the kitchen cabinets. Writing down my successes has helped me build trust in myself that I can do hard things like baking cinnamon rolls from scratch.
I feel like on days the anxiety builds up, I'm feeling fear and lack trust in myself and the decisions I make. On days where I am more present and calm, I am able to follow through on things I want to do.
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