When I was a little girl, I never really liked Halloween – the scary costumes, people wearing masks, and haunted houses (I must admit, you still can’t get me to go to a haunted house today!). As a child these were “scary things” but as an adult, I can easily categorize these feelings as fears. Logically, I knew that people were dressed up just for Halloween and that haunted houses were just for fun, but easily my imagination and the emotion of fear took over and logic was thrown out the window. Fears have a way of getting under our skin, stopping us from moving forward, and keeping us in our comfort zone. As a professional organizer, the fear that I come across the most from people I talk to and some of my clients is the fear of change. This is one fear that I can relate to and up until a couple of years ago, it ran my life. Something drastic had to happen before I was pushed to change, but once I let go, I saw how many opportunities were out there…
Here are some reasons that we may fear change:
Here are some steps that can help you let go of the fear of change and can be used for other fears that you may have:
Today, I try to welcome change – I try to let go of my fears, be grateful for what I have, and embrace all the experiences that life has to offer.
I challenge you to let go of your fears and you just might be surprised at all the great things that come your way!
References: life-with-confidence.com, positivelypresent.com