Not much will improve your mental health faster than facing your fears. Nothing is more damaging to your mental health than playing it safe.
“Courage is the price life exacts for granting peace.” – Amelia Aerhardt
What actions below would trigger the most FEAR in you? Decide to do something on this list ASAP.
17 Scary Actions You Can Take
1. Ask for help or advice from someone you’re close to (e.g., sibling, parent, friend, spouse, etc.)
2. Express how something has bothered you or someone you are close to or work with every day.
3. Go to dinner alone at a restaurant and read or work.
4. Go to a gas station or restaurant to use the restroom. Leave without buying anything.
5. Text or leave a message for a friend you have not talked to in over two years with the message “Was thinking about you, how is everything?”
6. Ask for help or advice from a neighbor or co-workers you’ve never reached out to before. For example, “Can you help me move my TV?” or “How do you set up a budget?”
7. Express disagreement with another person’s opinion calmly. Someone you don’t know well. For example, “I see things differently, and here’s why; tell me more about your thoughts here.”
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8. Genuinely compliment a stranger. For example, “I like your shirt, purse, hat, dog or smile, etc.”.
9. Tell a jerk to “@#$%&! off” (Just kidding, or maybe not)
10. Reach out to someone who seems alone at an event and get to know them.
11. Prepare for and participate in an open microphone event (e.g., where anyone can do a 3-minute gig) event at a local comedy club.
12. Buy a gift for a neighbor or co-worker for a birthday or holiday you don’t know very well.
“For where your fear is, there lies your task.” – Carl Jung
13. Withdraw from a social group where the people aren’t positive and goal-oriented, telling them, “I have other priorities right now.”
14. Approach a stranger to learn about something you’re curious about. For example, “Is that the new Apple Watch Elite?” and “What do you like about your Tesla?” or “What are you reading?”.
15. Bring up a topic of conversation with co-workers, friends, and /or family.
16. Prepare for and participate in an open microphone music event at a local bar (e.g., where anyone can sing or play a song).
17. Meeting 3 strangers over the next week.
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