On Friday, I asked my 9:30am RINSE class if they’d ever said yes to something, or a slew of things, in the heat of the moment only to turn around a minute later and feel the fear start to rain down.
The whole class whooped in solidarity.
I knew that was because some felt like that right then on that bike (that was sort of the whole point), and I knew others felt like that at work, in motherhood, or in going on that trip next year. Either way, it’s what we were training for.
Shot By: Rooted House Media/Michael Millay for RINSE Cycle Dayton
Boundaries are essential. Saying no and gifting ourselves the ability to rest and respect our limits is a powerful form of self-care... but sometimes there’s a boundary, or a limit, that we set for ourselves that might benefit us when tested or pushed.
We can learn from getting a little drunk on our boldness. I know the feeling that comes after is uncomfortable. I've felt the fear hangover with it's waves of panic, self-doubt, overwhelm, and even a little regret... but that’s part of the practice: the practice of working with fear.
The fear is not going away. Those “what the f*ck moments” won’t stop happening, you just get to choose if and when you step into them, and how you proceed. When fear clouds start to gather and all those feelings start raining down, you get to decide if go back inside
Or if you dance in it. 🌧
Hoping you can find a way to dance in the rain this week, Monday!