Don’t give in to your fears

Did you ever notice how much of today’s society is based around fear?  Not to be a Debbie Downer, but how did that even happen?  Why on a normal day with wonderful things going on, do we tend to focus on the what ifs, and the fear of the unknown?  As I touched upon in a recent blog post, there is NO point suffocating your brain with negativity.   Again, easier said then done, but all worrying does is waste your time, your energy, and reek havoc on your soul.  Instead of being afraid, be open.   It will shift your entire attitude, and may even put a smile on your face, and an ease to the pit in your stomach.  It’s freeing.

10306228_887442694623101_8961813178714779051_nYou’re not the only one, trust me, what ifs try to creep in and torture my mind on a daily basis.  Lately I literally talk to myself.  I tell myself that there is SO much goodness going on, and NO reason to “worry” about a negative outcome.  As I stated in that previous post, there will always be an outcome and fearing it won’t change the course.  I remind myself how strong I am on a daily basis.  I remind myself I have a HUGE support system.  I remind myself that even though we all see a lot of negativity in the world, it doesn’t mean it’s our destiny.  We are entitled to happiness too.

10679786_888141121219925_7642149173934306939_oI always think about the movie the “Yes Man” where Jim Carrey instead of saying “No” to everything winds up saying “Yes”, and it changes his entire world.  Similarly, when the fears crawl in and you start to feel sick to your stomach envisioning what could possibly go wrong, think about what could possibly go right.   Whatever does happen is ultimately the “right” way, and being open to accepting that is half the battle!  Just being open to knowing the outcome for better or worse will in fact be the outcome, allows you to take some pressure off of yourself.  Instead of thinking about the worst case scenario, envision the best case scenario and KNOW you will find your way no matter what.  Seriously, we are humans and we are STRONG!  We are capable of so much emotion both good and bad, but we are even more capable of surviving.

1796043_880929751941062_1193163218425011314_oSo wake up in the morning, know that each day is a NEW day, and look at yourself in the mirror.  Tell yourself that you are capable of ANYTHING.  You WILL always get through each and every journey, and even the ones that seem to run off your plan, do so for a reason.  You never know, you may even like the new path better……

“I am not afraid of storms, because I am forever learning how to sail my own ship”….

10380202_876475529053151_3325025147728471704_oPhotographs in honor of my upcoming almost anniversary by Tamara Camera Photography and her wonderful blog as well!

  10 Replies to “Don’t give in to your fears”

  1. September 17, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Sail on, my birthday girl ! Let the stars guide you to more and more happiness!

  2. September 17, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Aw, absolutely beautiful message and thank you for the reminder here today, Lindsay!! xoxo 🙂

  3. Eddie Staudt
    September 17, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    I love this blog which encourages us to stay positive and believe in ourselves, and inspires us to envision the best case scenarios, and continue through life on our own paths to fulfill them. Despite all of the negativity that surrounds us we are entitled to happiness too just as you said Lindsay. We really can have our cake and eat too! I would much rather be that happy, positive minded survivor who encourages and inspires others the way you do.

    • September 18, 2015 at 10:24 am

      EAT CAKE!!! Aw Eddie you already are and thank you!

  4. Liv
    September 18, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I love that movie. What a wonderful way to go through life. Except if I always said “yes” to my ex…my life wouldn’t be what it is right now. Sometimes, you have to learn to say no too. 😉 Great post – and hope you had a lovely birthday. Let the anniversary plans commence!

    • September 18, 2015 at 10:23 am

      Oh god yes saying No is also a blessing and it’s actually something I’m learning how to do!!!! Birthday is sunday;) Mike and I will be away all weekend I can’t wait!!! Love you!

  5. September 18, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Happy Birthday weekend! Awesome photos (just kidding!). I love that you’re reflecting on strengths and accomplishments. You soar!

  6. September 19, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Sail on, Lindsay, and may there will always be a gentle breeze to keep you moving forward.
    Happy birthday! And enjoy your vacation!

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