Thursday, 16 March 2017

Life Lately :: Thoughts on just going for it


Having the mentality to just go for it is something I've always struggled with and I've always been one to avoid saying yes to doing the things I've always wanted to do. I used to turn everything down, whether that be due to my anxiety getting in the way or just literally saying no to everything because I was too afraid to step out of my comfort zone.

Lately I've been thinking about all the times I wanted to do something but turned it down and never gave it a chance. I've missed out on so many opportunities as well as remembering about all those times I had a good idea but I never went for it. When you look back on things like that it always makes you wonder what could have happened, would things be different to what they are today or would it have just stayed the same?


If you have ideas, make those ideas happen

All these great ideas would come up at once, I'd be so excited about the prospect of planning ahead. But then something would happen, other things would get in the way and those ideas would never actually happen. Of course we can't help it if things get in the way, for example our work, school, health, money etc. Sometimes we can't help it when other things get in the way but there's always that other option out there, there's always the chance to work around the situation.

Maybe that idea you had can still happen but maybe it's not the right time for it, or maybe you need help with creating that big idea you had. Because when you have an idea that you know is going to make you feel happy and proud of yourself, why stop now? If you have an idea that you're enthusiastic about, just go for it!

Don't over think about the outcome

How many times have you got yourself down because you thought you wasn't going to be good at something or you thought you were going to fail? I can't even count how many times I've been in a situation where I've wanted to do something but I end up overanalysing and playing out all the different scenarios in my mind. All these 'what ifs?' appear out of nowhere and I spend more time thinking about the outcome rather than what it was that I wanted to do in the first place.

It can be so exhausting sometimes, to be in a battle with your own mind. But the whole idea of just going for it is to not have to worry about the outcome of things. It's about having that strength to say that if it all goes wrong then at least you tried. You gave it a go and that's all that matters.

Take a step out of your comfort zone

This is something I have really struggled with over the past couple of years, especially when I was really struggling with my anxiety. I really stopped myself from moving onto something different because to tell you the truth it scared me. Even the thought of doing something new worried me and so I ended up stepping backwards instead of going forwards. I think it's always best to step outside of your comfort zone every now and then. Growing up I thought I was never going to be able to travel on my own because my comfort zone was staying in one place back at home around family and friends.

Set yourself some goals and targets, they could be really small at the beginning just to get yourself moving in the right direction. Making those goals can get you in the right mind set for just going for it. Like doing something different that you've never done before that you thought 'hey, I think I might just want give that a go'. The way I see it is that you can be free and more creative once you step out and give yourself a chance to make a big difference and be able to take on more opportunities that you thought you'd never be able to do in the first place.


What are your thoughts on just going for it?

Kayleigh

12 comments

  1. love this post, saying yes to new things and stepping out of mycomfort zone is on the top of my 2017 goals,it really challenge you and makes you know yourself better xo

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    1. It was definitely one of my goals for this year too! Wish you all the best :)

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  2. Absolutely adore this post. As someone who struggles with anxiety I understand the tendency to remain in safety of my comfort zones all too well. This is such a positive and powerful post. Just going for it is such a great out look on life, and something that I myself am trying to incorporate more into my life! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel. Especially when it comes down to anxiety the best thing we can do for ourselves is take the smallest steps, because even the smallest steps can make a huge difference! :)

      Kayleigh

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  3. I really want to read that book, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, I feel like that would be a good book to read to help implement the advice in this post. Our own fears often hold us back, I am going to try hard to be more positive and open to change. Great post xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation, I'll definitely go and check it out! The hardest thing is trying to overcome a fear, even if that fear is never going to go away we can still work our way around it and go in a different direction. Thanks for reading :)

      Kayleigh

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  4. Love these shots!! Also, I always feel like people will only remember your successes rather than failures - so why not just go for it? But I love your tips!

    AVOCADO THEORY

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    1. Thank you! I totally agree with you :)

      Kayleigh

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  5. I'm exactly the same - always overthinking things and being too afraid to say yes! I'm really trying to make a change, and it's good to know I'm not alone in this - hopefully we can both step out of our comfort zone this year, if even a little bit, and start saying yes to more things! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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    1. Overthinking things is the worst isn't it? It just creates even more problems than there were in the beginning! Wish you all the best :)

      Kayleigh

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  6. Such a great post, my anxiety too has really kept me from doing things I know will make me happy in the long run. Its all about baby steps and setting goals!

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    1. Thanks Karlee. It's really important to take little steps when it comes to anxiety. A big step can cause all sorts of problems so definitely best to take it slow and follow your goals! Thanks for reading :)

      Kayleigh

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