"What if, for a day, you could leave all of those fears behind and just go wild? What would you do? Where would you go? What risks would you take if you weren't afraid?"
I had to think about this for a while (it was actually keeping me up last night, lol!) At first, it made me angry. The questions brought up the fact that I do not feel I can do the things I want to do because anxiety and fear hold me back. But I'm in a better mood now, so I'll answer;)
I would talk to people without fear of being judged for not being smart enough, good looking enough or relevant enough. And when I say people, I mean strangers and those I know but need to pluck up courage just to e-mail, phone or chat with them!
I would drive anywhere I please, all by myself, at anytime. Taking weekend road-trips as the fancy would strike.
I wouldn't think twice about trying a new activity because I think I'm too old, too weak, too reserved and have no one to do them with (activities like fencing, mountain climbing, or surfing).
I could travel alone, to Australia, Egypt, various Middle-Eastern countries and perhaps visit the odd friend outside of Canada. I would check out Haliburton forest, Ellesmere Island, Algonquin Park and Yellowstone Park.
I would doggedly chase my wants and desires because without the constant anxiety to plague me, I would finally have the energy to do so!
I would ask for what I wanted and say what I mean to say instead of holding back (it is probably a good thing this would only last a day;)).
The list could go on ad infinitum, but basically, if I could imagine it, I would do it.
I enjoyed reading what everyone else would do as well. Given time, the right therapies and support, we may all get there!
Good luck everyone and great post ScaredyCat!