Karl Henry: Face your fear and you can conquer it
Public speaking is one of my biggest fears. In school and college I resisted attempts to do presentations or anything that involved speaking in front of a group.
Yet now I lecture and present conferences to companies all around Ireland, to groups ranging from 10 people to several thousand.
I still get the nerves (and everything else that accompanies confronting your fears), but the reward of helping people get healthier, more focused and more motivated helps me to overcome it.
The older we get the more of a comfort zone we surround ourselves with and the harder it becomes to break those fears. This week I want you to honestly ask yourself what you would do if those fears weren't there? What would you try to achieve? What goals would you have?
The reality is that by aiming for those goals, the seemingly unattainable ones, chances are you might just get there.
You might not, but you will be a whole lot closer than if you didn't try at all.
I have attempted extreme endurance events, some I finished and some I didn't, but was I proud that I tried.
Life is too short to stay within that comfort zone, sitting on the fence. What would you do if you could do anything? Now see what you need to do to make that happen.
Step to it
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Make one change
Our obsession with social media leads us to make poor food decisions, eat faster and focus on others as opposed to ourselves, so try to take one day each week that you are social media free and instead use that day to eat mindfully and focus on yourself and those around you.