Welcome to #Shocktober! Get out of your comfort zone this month!

Hello and a huge welcome to October!! In honour of October and its association to Halloween, we’re honouring this and calling this month as #Shocktober!

This month we’ll be covering a range of issues to do with fear! Such as phobias and other fearful things. But we also want to make things fun so stay tuned for what we have in store.

So we all have fears. Some may be big, some may small. But today I want to challenge you to do something very minor which will hopefully raise your confidence.

Do you know that I used to be very shy! Yes, hard to believe. I even found talking to shop assistants difficult and speaking in the phone – I used to hate it! I suppose I had some sort of fear.

But I knew I had a lot to say and one day I just did it. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and started speaking to shop assistants and making sure I spoke to people on the phone. And you know what? Things got better and better.

And by practicing this little thing over and over again, guess what happened? I ended up becoming a national representative for disabled students all over the UK! I finally got my voice heard.

So my challenge for you is to do one thing this week that scares you. It has to get you out of your comfort zone! You never know where it may lead.

Until next time,