Overcome Self-Limiting Fears: The Squat Metaphor πŸ‹οΈ


  1. Mental Resistance

Releasing our fears requires us to exercise inner strength! The process of overcoming fears challenges us to stand against the weight of challenging, anxious, and limiting beliefs.

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2. Courageous Action

To overcome mental resistance, try a repetition of ten squats! Taking action outside of our comfort zones reinforces that fearful thoughts do not have power over us.

Courage Quote

As a warning, we will sweat! Sometimes, we will want to give up. Learn to embrace the soreness of the moment: we are stretching our limits to heal our fears! The clarity of release will be worth the pain.

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3. Facing Fear Becomes Easier

Our muscles get stronger as we train outside our comfort zones, breaking down the body’s patterns of fearful resistance.

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4. Surrender Our Fears

Our minds begin to recognize that squatting is within our body’s limits! We have expanded from our self-limiting fears.

Empowering Affirmation: We Are Stronger Than Our Fears

Dear reader, how can you use the squat metaphor to surrender fear? β™‘

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25 comments

  1. An interesting take on squat (metaphor)….and inspirational….I do that & same other exercises (part of my rehab)….but I feel like making a pact with you to do squat (in reality & also metaphorically) to overcome fear, panic & anxiety, Linda. Have I remembered your name correctly? 😊

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    • Hi Navin! LOL! It’s funny to think about squatting in “serious” situations of overcoming fear! That’s great that you find healing in exercise, I also find that exercise is a great way for me to get out of my mind and heal from stress! Yes, Navin! My name is Linda. I think the largest fear I have to overcome is my self-doubt, so I will do as many reps of believing in myself as I can :’). I might have to skip the in reality one, though, LOL. What will your metaphorical “squats” be?! I hope we come out of this stronger!

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      • Hey Linda, I was just messing around…I meant squatting metaphorically actually….exercise does help me rebuilding me….but I doubt it can help me with snapping, fear, anxiety & panic….so I’m doing reps of acceptance, breathing, patience & giving space to others….being mindful….it’s damn hard as I tend to fail quite often….but I’m not giving up on me….I’ll keep doing my “squats”….with of course some help….coz the day I give up….I’ll have nothing left with me….in me….so I hope as well….we come out of this stronger ❀️✨

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      • “Squatting” can be hard, especially when we have many reps to get through… I find the mind hard to tame as well! Being the mindful “observer” resists the mind’s nature. I believe our intentions to “build muscle”, backed with actions of “exercise”, always lead to beautiful places of “muscular” growth (i.e. patience, mindfulness…). πŸ™‚ Thank you for entertaining these ideas in your life, I appreciate you sharing it with me.

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      • Thank you for letting me share with you, Linda πŸ™βœ¨

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  2. Oh gosh!!! This is a wonderful post….but do they HAVE to be squats?!!! πŸ€£β€οΈπŸ€—

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  3. Nice post. Squatting is a good example. We could also try any any activity that would challenge us to overcome our fears. When we choose our challenge the motivation to succeed increases. Namaste

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