Reply To: step 1 question
Refer to the book. Always take manageable steps. If you feel like a step is causing too much anxiety reduce the intensity.
On the other hand, you WANT to be feeling anxiety, otherwise you are not growing.
Same as the gym. If you do not feel pain- you are not growing. If you feel too much pain you might break a wrist or two.
Furthermore, the more you do it the easier it will get. When I first started going out at might on my own I felt like everyone was judging me for being on my own. Now I simply do not care if they are or not. I genuinely could not be bothered. So the lesson is, if it works for me it WILL work for you.
Keep at it and good luck. And keep us updated 🙂