A few posts ago I wrote about the question: "what would you do if you weren't afraid?" I'd like to touch upon this again- but in a different vein.
Lately, I've been thinking about nervousness & new experience. Nervousness is commonly defined as highly excitable or apprehensive. What makes us nervous? Is it even real- or just a learned reaction paired with improper breathing. What does it really mean when you are nervous? Is it possible that it can be good to feel a little nervous? Is it a decision to be nervous?
I think that nervousness may mean that you are on the right path. It's humbling. It's exciting to take risks. If you aren't a little afraid or nervous of your dreams- well, then maybe they aren't really big enough. I know from experience that playing it safe- certainly does remove nervous tendencies from your life- but are you really LIVING? Are you actually going for it?
Next time you feel nervous about something, take breath. Slow down your thinking and re-evaluate. Are you nervous because you care? Are you nervous because maybe you're on the cusp of some major & exciting change?
Maybe we need to re-name nervousness & it's negative connotation-there's plenty of possibility behind that blip of nervousness- It's certainly more fun than feeling numb!
Tracee Dolan is a RYT, she is available for private & group instruction. She is also the author of Parent Child Yoga- an instruction & coloring book for kids. Please feel free to contact Tracee with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org