The monster under our bed is all in our head!
Whenever we have something uncomfortable we have to do, we move further away from it & the scarier & more uncomfortable it feels.
I’ve to present to senior audiences quite often & each time I feel nervous.
There are times I’ve had to present & I’ve had the thought come into my mind to ring in sick because of how uncomfortable & nervous I’ve felt!
The secret is facing the fear & the discomfort anyway.
Overcoming fears does not happen when we shy away & retreat from what we’re scared of.
If we do retreat, the fear becomes scarier than it actually is in reality.
It grows legs & monster’s teeth when the reality is it’s just a piece of dust under our bed, in this case in our minds.
In cartoons & scary movies there’s often a monster under the bed.
Most of the time the monster is an unknown presence we can’t see, yet we feel it & our mind plays tricks on us to create the worst possible image of a monster.
When the hero of the story eventually faces the monster, they face the monster head on & it eventually becomes something the hero can defeat.
It loses its fear when the hero decides to face it & overcomes it.
You are the hero in this story, face your fears.
There’s no monster under the bed – it’s all in your head.