No one starts off being excellent!

The past few days I have spent time every morning reading uplifting and inspiring quotes. A habit I will hold on to and definitely recommend for you guys! It sets the mood for the rest of the day and can help you go through tricky situations!

This is one of the quotes I saw today that hit me a little extra. All my life I have had a problem with trying new things. I have been so scared of doing something bad or wrong, unfortunately, a scar from other peoples bad behaviour. Not being able to free my spirit and try something new has been something I have been struggling with for a long time. I am a person that is interested in a lot of things and want to try things out. I like the state of mind of "If I haven't tried it, I can't possibly know if I like it or not". I am still struggling with this a lot but I have come a long way from where I started. So I thought I would share a few tips I have used to break free from this blockage.
I want to start by saying that it is perfectly okay not to feel safe in a situation where you have to try something new. For me, it is often the people I am around that decide whether it is possible or not. It's totally okay to refuse and say no. However, this is entirely based on whether or not it is a vital thing. In such a situation, one has to push past the fear and anxiety and do it anyway. Since I have sailed a lot we have trained a lot on CPR and other vital safety stuff. There, despite my anxiety, I did it. Just for the reason that this is something I have to know and it has to be in the bone marrow when something happens. But when it comes to other things, unimportant things, it's perfectly okay to say no if it is too much stress for your mental health. Your mind and well-being are so much more important than playing in the game or being one of those who showed how to do a task. I say it as a small reminder. But now we go into what you can do, or how to shape a situation to make it a little bit easier.

1. The people surrounding you. Like I mentioned in the paragraph above the people that you are surrounded with are so important. Make sure your friends, family or partner are with you or whoever feels like a good mentor. Let them know that you haven't tried it before and that you have no idea how to do the task. This way they know you are a bit nervous and can mentor you through it.

2. Try things that you are interested in doing. Don't begin by pushing you to do things you don't even care about. Try something simple, something without extra equipment. Do you want to learn how to do a headstand? Ask your friend/partner to catch you and try! Do you want to draw or paint more? Bring out paper and colour and slab something on, try copying a picture from google. Don't PUSH yourself, just DO!

3. Have fun! Even if trying new things can feel so scary, try to have some fun with it. Just because it feels scary to take a step out of your comfort zone doesn't mean it will be. Laugh! It is okay not to know how to do something! It is okay if it gets wrong the first time, or the second, or the third! Loosen up! Laugh! It went like shit but you have tried it! Now you just need to do it again and again and again! Often the first try is the worst. Sometimes it can feel so silly. You were so nervous your heart was about to shoot out through your body, only to realize that it was pretty fun. Allow yourself to learn! Take help from people, ask them how to. Ask them again!

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