Let’s look at our inner strength, build self-confidence and self love.
Are you someone who questions?
Someone who doesn’t accept things on face value but rather delves deeper to find the answer?
Unfortunately, most of us aren’t this way and if you are then CONGRATULATIONS!
Having the ability to question is so important for our health and well-being. However there are many reasons why some of us just accept and don’t question the status quo.
The biggest reason is FEAR
- Fear of appearing stupid
- Fear of standing up for ourselves
- Fear of confrontation
- Fear of the answer
Fear of appearing stupid
I was always like this when I was younger. I was self-conscious and never wanted to draw attention to myself. I certainly never wanted people to think I didn’t know or understand. I worried about what they thought of me and so I never questioned. This was sometimes detrimental to my life but I put up with it.
Now I am older and wiser (I hope!), I realise that NO QUESTION IS EVER STUPID. There is nothing wrong with asking ‘Why?’ Young children do it all the time – they haven’t learned about being self-conscious or having low esteem. They are honest with their feelings – so should YOU!
Fear of Standing Up to be Heard
So many times I have heard from other women that they don’t have a voice, especially in mid life. They feel invisible. Well I’m here to tell you that you do – you maybe just don’t have the courage to speak up.
Having self-doubt and feeling we have nothing to contribute, stops us from speaking up and questioning our ‘lot in life’.
Reaching midlife has proven to me that I have a voice. I realised this by having the courage to start my blog when I retired and learning that I have life experience and wisdom which others actually value.
You have so this ability too; so be brave, stand up and shout to the world ‘I AM IMPORTANT, I HAVE MUCH TO OFFER, I HAVE A VOICE’.
Fear of Confrontation
Very few people life confrontation. We prefer to put up with situations we don’t like to ‘keep the peace’. This is so detrimental to our mental and physical health.
Confrontation does not have to be aggressive. By asking questions in a calm manner, we can diffuse the potentially aggressive situation and even get a result!
Fear of what the answer might be
Sometimes we don’t want to question because we are afraid of what the answer might be OR we actually know the answer but don’t want to hear it.
This affects our health because until we face the answers we will never be able to move forward. There will always be a cloud hanging over us.Remember your opinion counts, you have a voice so make sure you stand proud and be heard.Click To Tweet
What questions can you ask today to make your life healthier and happier?
Can you be brave enough to ask for answers that you might not want to hear?
Join me tomorrow for ‘R’ is for Relax, Recover & Refresh – Why taking a day off is important for our health & happiness
Let’s Keep Sizzling!