October is a scary good month, filled with all kinds of frightfully fun wonders, such as Halloween Events! Not a fan of spooky situations? Well, our October Resolution is here to challenge you to face a fear!
Since the start of the year, our monthly Capture Streak badges have been centered around a year of personal improvement. Each month’s unique badge is dedicated to accomplishing another New Year’s Resolution in our quest for a year of positive growth and change. Like our Super Streak badges, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one Munzee* each day for the entire month. Ready to learn why you should conquer your fears?!
Fear is Not a Factor
Do you positively freeze up when asked to speak in public? Do you get dizzy when you’re above ground level? Do you faint at the sight of blood or needles? Do you scream when a snake slithers by or a spider slinks down its web? Fear is a perfectly normal, and at times necessary, part of life and survival. However, what we fear has power over us. Whether it prevents you from flying, addressing crowds, visiting the ocean, receiving necessary medical procedures, meeting new people, or any other variety of life hindrances, the things we fear hold us back from living our lives to the fullest.
There are many reasons why facing your fears can promote success in your life. Facing your fears, rather than hiding from them, will allow you to distinguish between what you should truly be afraid of and what fears are exaggerated. In turn, you will learn more appropriate responses to situations. For example, though fears of dangerous animals are certainly valid, you might realize that you can relax and let yourself experience more in life through activities such as flying, swimming, speaking in public, meeting new people, and not avoiding heights. By examining your fears, you can understanding which ones are holding you back and learn how to overcome them to benefit your life.
Overcoming fear is critical, because not only does it remove self-imposed limitations and open the possibility for wonderful new opportunities, but it causes us to develop courage. Courage is a hard-earned asset that grows every time you face something that frightens you, making you a more fortified and confident person. Facing your fears also assists in developing a wide arrange of positive attributes from wisdom to compassion to resilience.
Don’t allow what you fear to hold you back in life. Go out and face it, and you’ll discover many positive things about yourself along the way!
* In order to encourage active gameplay we will not count Social Munzees for these capture streaks. If you know you’ll be in an area without munzees, plan ahead!