PasadenaSue Stop fighting it and start doing.
I still get frustrated at work, however I can acknowledge it and then push it aside. Over the past few weeks, working on the exercises and just doing things that I wouldn’t normally do, I have challenged my comfort zone. This journey is not finished though. It is interesting that I feel so much better. I sleep better, I have more energy (which could be related to sleeping better and taking the vitamins), and I am happier. Still I am not at a point where this goal can be considered complete.
Today, I met with my boss to discuss some things that had been on my mind. I initiated the meeting (one point for me), and presented my situation (another point). The response I received was not what I had hoped for, but it also wasn’t unexpected. Results aside, I remained calm and didn’t get stressed when things turned out 180 degrees from what I had hoped. (one more point for me)
What I want to do next is test myself in new social situations. I still hear that inner voice doubting me at times, and I act quickly to silence it. A new social situation will push my comfort zone and then I want to pay attention to how I react.
Not worrying what other people think is a mind game. It isn’t difficult, and it isn’t painful, it is a matter of making that inner voice your best friend instead of your biggest critic.