“It’s okay if you don’t know.” Probably months ago, I pinned this cute little quote to my “mental health” Pinterest board. At that time, I was much more afraid of uncertainty than excitement about the future.
Fear of uncertainty is a very human emotion, especially for those who struggle with anxiety. This can bring out negative traits you’ve noticed in yourself, such as being overly critical, a perfectionist, or not taking care of yourself. It’s easy to want to control everything. However, I have recently learned that a certain amount of uncertainty is a good thing.
You don’t have to know all the time.
Without excitement and novelty, life would be very monotonous. I can once again identify when I am at my best, when I feel free and possible. When you’re experiencing a rutted self-consciousness, it’s easy to forget that the very things you worry about may be the things you need to let go in order to feel happy.
Let go. This is a very necessary and healthy thing to practice. Letting go does not mean not holding people accountable or acknowledging their feelings. For me, that means giving less energy to this worry. Easier said than done.
Focus on your potential. Personally, I feel that anxiety makes me self-critical. It is very important to focus on how you grow and the opportunities you look forward to, rather than how you are lacking.
Remind yourself that you are worthy and whole. You are not lacking, you are good enough forever. you provide a lot of value. Learn to admire your own characteristics instead of being a pessimist in comparison.
You have the potential to grow into who you want to be.