Blog of Sara Jakša

Is Fear Worth It?

Starting a life in a new environment, a new country and a new language. It was exciting, but there is also the other side of the coin. Fear.

Not just any fear, but the one, where you get stomach ache, where you want to throw up and you can not see a good way out of it.

Good. Now take a deep breath. Maybe a glass of water, if the stomach can take it and do it.

At least that is what I have been telling myself every single time.

Do not ask yourself, what is the worst that could happen. If you are anything like me, you are imagining apocalypse with it. Like the whole city is going to blow up by mayor earthquake.

Give yourself time, and think about something else. I know that I am making another story inside my head. Not related to anything, I am about to experience. Usually, they barely entertains me, but I had found some of the great ideas like that.

Or I am coming up with ideas for new recipes. I came with a great deal of ways to try, I can be busy for a year, just cooking to try everything.

But it helps me distance myself from the problem.

That is what is the most important, not the way to achieve it. If singing to yourself work better, great. Maybe coming with the ways to save our planet. Or making a new business plan. Or walking meditation. Anything works, as long as it excite you and it has nothing to do with what you are about to experience.

If the problem is not strictly mental, then do not try to solve it with just mental power. And even if it is, sometimes distance helps to gain new insides. Getting the subconscious to do the work it does best.

Just make one step. And another. The journey always starts with a step. It also finishes with the step as well.

Take a deep breath an do it at your pace. The world will probably still be here tomorrow.

And never forget to take a deep breath.