Make the Leap: Trying Something New and Have Courage

Make the Leap: Trying Something New and Have Courage

You've probably heard the saying that if you don't try, you'll never know. This is definitely true when it comes to trying new things. If you're afraid to try something new, then you'll never experience the joy of succeeding at it. And, even worse, you'll never learn what you're capable of. In this blog post, we'll discuss how to try something new and have the courage to take a chance on yourself.

What is courage, and why do we need it in our lives

Courage is often thought of as the ability to face danger without flinching. While this is certainly an important aspect of courage, it is not the only definition. Courage can also be defined as the ability to overcome fear or anxiety in order to pursue a goal. This type of courage is often necessary in order to take risks or stand up for what you believe in.

Regardless of how it is defined, courage is an essential quality in life. Without courage, we would be too afraid to take risks or pursue our dreams. We would also be more likely to give in to peer pressure and conform to societal norms. In short, courage helps us to live more meaningful and fulfilling lives. So next time you are facing a difficult situation, remember that courage is not the absence of fear, but the willingness to face it head-on.

Overcoming fear and having courage to try something new

Why is it important to try new things

Trying new things is important for many reasons. One of the most important is that it helps us to grow and learn. We live in a constantly changing world, and the only way to keep up is to be willing to adapt. Trying new things allows us to learn new skills and knowledge that we can use in our everyday lives. Additionally, research shows that people tend to regret more the things they haven't done rather than the things they have done. This suggests that taking risks and trying new experiences can lead to a life that is more fulfilling and satisfying. So don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new - if that's what you want. On the flip side, if you have no burning desire to do anything different and would have no regrets from staying as things are, don't push yourself. You do you.

Tips for overcoming fear and having courage

There are many things in life that can be scary or cause us to feel fear. Whether it's starting a new job, going on a first date, or bungee jumping off a bridge, facing our fears can be daunting. However, there are some things we can do to help overcome our fears and muster up the courage to do something new.

Being courageous doesn't mean that you're never afraid. It just means that you face your fears head-on, even when they seem insurmountable. Here are five ways to stay courageous when things get tough:

  1. Believe in yourself: When you're facing a difficult situation, it's easy to doubt your abilities. But if you want to be courageous, you need to believe in yourself and your ability to overcome any obstacle.
  2. Face your fears: Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the ability to face your fears head-on. If you're feeling scared, that's okay. Just take a deep breath and remind yourself that you're capable of handling whatever comes your way. Some people find it helpful to face their fears head-on by gradually exposing themselves to the thing they're afraid of. For example, if you're afraid of flying, you might start by taking a short flight instead of a long one.
  3. Identify your why: What is causing you to feel fear? Once you know what your triggers are, you can start to work on addressing them.
  4. Stay positive: It's easy to get caught up in negative thoughts when things are tough. But if you want to stay courageous, you need to focus on the positive and believe that things will eventually get better.
  5. Seek support: Trying to be brave all on your own can be exhausting. That's why it's important to seek out supportive friends and family members who can help you through tough times. When you have people in your corner, you'll be surprised at how much courage you have inside of you.

Ultimately, the key is to take things one step at a time and be kind to yourself. Overcoming fear takes time and patience, but it is possible.

Overcoming fear and having courage to try something new

Bach flower remedies - what are they and how can they help?

Bach flower remedies are natural remedies for emotional wellbeing and mental health. There are 38 different remedies, each relating to a different emotional issue, for example anxiety, depression, motivation, stress or insomnia. Dr Bach discovered the flower remedy system in the 1930s and they have been widely used ever since. They are most commonly known as Rescue Remedy which is a five-flower combination formula used for short term stressful situation.

How can Bach flower remedies help overcome fear?

Bach flower remedies

Fear is an emotion which comes about when the body becomes out of balance emotionally. Flower remedies help to correct any negative emotions, bringing you back into balance. They remind you body how to be naturally. Here are some of specific flower remedy suggestions for fear and courage:

  • Mimulus - This is the flower remedy for fears or anxieties about a known thing e.g. fears about your health or fears of flying. This remedy will help you face your fears and bring courage.
  • Aspen - This is the remedy for fears where there is no known reason but a general feeling of uneasiness or foreboding. This remedy will help you feel less apprehensive.
  • Red Chestnut - This remedy is for fears or anxieties about loved ones, where you fear for their safety at a level which is more extreme than what is considered normal. This remedy will help you see things in perspective.
  • Cherry Plum - This remedy is for the fear of losing control. If you feel like you're heading for a nervous breakdown or a complete loss of control in your emotions, you should try Cherry Plum to help you find composure.
  • Rock Rose - This remedy is for extreme fear or strong anxieties, for example panic attacks or nightmares. This remedy will help bring courage.
  • Larch - This remedy is for a lack of confidence, so much so that you don't even try the thing you want to do as you're so convinced of failure. This remedy will bring confidence in your abilities.

If you're interested to find out more or to try Bach flower remedies, at Mindful Remedies you can create your own flower remedy blend with up to seven flower remedies in a bottle.

Here are some useful links that you might like to read to find out more about flower remedies or create your own remedy:

What are Bach flower remedies

Bach flower remedy FAQs

Bach flower remedies for anxiety

Create a remedy

Book a consultation with a Bach practitioner

about the author

Since 2021, Lucy Edwards, a qualified Bach Flower Practitioner and the driving force behind Mindful Remedies, has connected with clients across the world. Crafting thousands of personalised remedies, Lucy has supported individuals' emotional wellbeing, shipping remedies to far-flung places like the USA, Thailand, and Australia.

Lucy is readily available for conversations, offering personalised advice to guide you on the path to holistic wellness. It's important to note that she's not only qualified but also registered with the Bach Centre, ensuring that every consultation and remedy adheres to Dr Bach’s original guidelines for expert care and efficacy.