Powerful Steps On How To Overcome Your Fears In Life
- Guest Author
- December 30, 2016
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Fear is a powerful emotion that sometimes can become overwhelming. Fear is a natural response to the unknown, however, it can be hard to push past if you’ve had problems with anxiety or have developed a phobia during your life. If you’re tired of feeling fear in your life over the small things, this expert guide will give you the powerful steps on how to overcome your fears so you can live a normal and happy life.
Bests Ways To Help Reduce Your Fears
- Really Understand What Your Fear Is About
Generally, when a person feels fear, it’s because of an underlying issue that may not be recognized yet. For example, a fear of flying may be seen as a fear of just flying on a plane itself, while the real reason may be that you’re concerned about the plane crashing or you’re afraid of heights. Understanding the underlying cause of why you’re feeling fear over a specific object or situation will help you to rationalize it in a more objective way.
- See Your Fears Through To The End
When you’re experiencing fear, think to yourself what would happen if you followed your fear to the end. If you’re fearful of visiting a new place, begin to think what would happen if you actually visited a new place. You would probably have fun, see new sights, meet new people, and see a new part of the world. Your fears keep you from rationalizing and seeing your thoughts to the end. If you actually follow through with your thoughts you’d find that there isn’t anything to be concerned about.
- Take Deep Breaths
Along with completing the first two points taking deep breaths can help to lower your fears during an anxious period. Deep breathing has the ability to cut through the fear because it helps to calm your nervous system and mind as you concentrate on it. While deep breathing, count down from 100 in your mind as this will help you to focus on something and stay calmer for longer.
- Accept The Fear
In some cases, accepting the fear can help you to feel more in control and calm about it. Instead of acting in a fearful state about a situation, recognize that it is a trigger for you and that yes you are going to be fearful of this situation. Accepting the fear allows you to watch it in a different way and helps to you realize that it’s insignificant to what is going on in the world. Fear acceptance is a great way to overcome fear and to realize it’s not as frightening as it feels.
- Talking To Someone
If you feel your fear is too strong to overcome on your own, one great way to help improve your chances of overcoming it is by talking to someone. Whether it’s someone in your family or a professional physician, talking helps to ease your fears and frees up your mind. The more you talk about it the more chances you have of letting it go. Talking stops your fears from continuously playing in a loop in your mind. When you continue to break this ongoing loop of fearful thoughts you’ll begin to find that your fears will start to fade away and the things that you once were fearful about aren’t so bad anymore.
Fear is a normal response to something that you feel uncomfortable about or is unknown to you. When it comes to overcoming your fears, it does take some time, energy and patience in order to fully accept and control the fear. It won’t happen overnight, however, if you begin to incorporate these helpful tips into your daily routine you’ll begin to find that your fears will start to fade over time. So are you ready to conquer your fears?
Janice has a wealth of experience and training. She holds a Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Master of Arts (Counselling), Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy (ASH) and is a Registered Psychologist at Psychologists Southern Sydney. She’s also a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
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