We’ve all been there. You sign up for a big event, and before the confirmation email hits your inbox, those internal conversations begin:
What did I just do? What did I just sign up for? Why??
I’ll never be in shape in time!
What have I done?!
Or you commit to your friends that this is the time you are going to get in shape/complete a triathlon/qualify for Boston/PR a 5k … and then you panic!
Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
There is something about actually registering for an event – or just choosing to take the next steps towards a big change – which can prompt anxiety, even fear. Stepping outside of your comfort zone is a big deal!
Anxiety anywhere in our life usually does one of two things: It’s a huge motivator or it’s completely paralyzing.
If you waited for it to be the perfect time, when you’re perfectly in shape and the planets are aligned, would you ever do it?