Things that get me stressed out: People telling me to just do it

How many of you have faced a situation where you need to get something done, but you dread doing it because you’re worried about messing up, or its unpleasant and you’d rather not have to do it. So then, you go to a friend or family member to talk about it and then they say, “You know, there’s no point thinking about it so much. You should go and get it over and done with. Just do it off so it’s over.”

Well gee thanks, I can just feel all my worries evaporating on the spot, why didn’t I think of that (I’m being sarcastic in case you didn’t realise).

Look, you’re probably right and I should just get it done, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to think about it and worry. If life was really that simple do you think the world would have so many problems? Do you things like depression, anxiety and so on would even exist?

In a way we are our own worst enemy, we know what needs to be done but we still think about it and worry over it. We know what our friends and family are saying is true, but we don’t want to hear it and that ends up adding to our grief and anxiety. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t, damn, damn, damn!

In the world of magic and spells words have power, the thing is that they have power in real life too, and what affect they will have depends on the person and the situation. Sometimes saying “just do it” is helpful and can push someone to do something new and exciting. Other times saying “just do it” is the same as sticking your leg out to trip someone, you end up hurting the person and maybe they feel a bit like an idiot because they lost their co-ordination in front of you. Maybe there were good intentions behind the words, but that moment just wasn’t the time to use them.

Of course then you have to ask, “how do you know when is the best time to use those words and when isn’t?” The sad truth is, you can’t always tell. Sometimes it’s super obvious and you know immediately when you need to say it. Other times it’s not so obvious. All you can really do is play it by ear, prepare for the worst and hope for the best. That’s how I see it anyway.

Well that’s it for this post, I hope you liked what you read and I hope you have a good day ahead. Bye for now.

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