Are you stuck trying to figure out how to overcome fear?
Here’s something to comfort you: we all have fear, and there is nothing wrong with it.
But a lot of the time, it does get in our way and we get stumped in frustration thinking of ways of how to overcome our deepest fear.
We think it is impossible to get over our fear of:
- social situations
- public speaking
- being alone
So today I want to give you 3 simple but powerful tips on how to overcome fear:
Become Pro-Active with whatever fear it is that you are facing. If it is something you truly want to overcome, then it is important to make it a priority in your life to work on.
I know it is much easier to avoid it because it is comfortable, but think of all the opportunities you have missed because of allowing this fear to dictate how the circumstances of your life are going to go!
Make a decision that starting today, you are going to make a concerted effort to figure out how you are going to overcome this fear, and you will realize that you are not alone!
2. Use What You Have
Here’s how to overcome fear. it is really simple: use a notepad!
Yes. It really is that simple.
Write down what your biggest fear is and also, in great detail, write down the triggers that create this fear that you have. Also, describe the sensations that go through your body as you are feeling this fear.
The reason why it is important to do this is because once you are conscious of the triggers that cause your fear, you will slowly start to question your fear, and ask “Why am I so scared of this?”
THIS is very important because now you will start to doubt your belief about your fear, and slowly you will start to dismantle it.
This process does take time but it does work. The more you shed light on your fear, the more
3. Do What You Can!
Slowly take yourself one step away from your comfort zone by breaking one of your daily patterns, as often as possible. It doesn’t have to be big, but just enough to increase your heart rate.
Here are some examples you can choose to start with:
- Talking to a work colleague you have never interacted with
- Taking a new route to work
- Visiting a museum, art gallery or even a park you have never been to
- Using glass elevators (for height phobias)
- Check out a music concert or event with a friend
- Take up a new class (painting, yoga, dance)
While in this zone of discomfort, stay aware of how you are feeling and constantly remind yourself that you are safe and are in no physical danger whatsoever.
Do not forget that practice makes perfect! If you are going to permanently break a pattern, then it is important to do it as often as possible until you learn the new, more confident way of doing things.
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