November 11, 2019
5 Ways To Overcome Fear

5 Ways To Overcome Fear

Are You Always Fearful?

Are you always fearful of what might happen in the near or far future, do you want to try something new and don’t have the courage to overcome the fear of what might happen? Or maybe you fear that you will be lonely when you end a relationship with a friend or a spouse?

We all have some type of fear, whether it’s the fear of dying, the fear of speaking in front of people, or the fear of dogs. Though fears slow us down and in a lot of cases, we need to overcome our deepest fears in order to improve ourselves or to evolve as a person. In this article, I’m going to talk about ways to overcome fear.

1. Deal With Fear Directly

One thing that you should do when you identify your fear is to deal with it directly. it is very common for people to simply ignore their fears and to carry on the day like normal. If you want to improve yourself, you have to overcome your fear. You will find that when you deal with your fear directly, it doesn’t seem as bad as it seemed out to be.

The fear can be very frightening and intimidating at first, but once you deal with it directly and see what it is. Then you will see that it wasn’t that bad after all. I used to be afraid of the dark when I was little and it carried on a little bit in my teenage years. Once I delt with it, I see that the darkness was just the absence of light, and I have seen it of what it was.

2. Move Towards It

When you identify your fear and come closer to it, you might notice that the fear gets smaller and smaller. As the fear gets smaller and smaller, you feel more confident and pretty soon the fears that you had before doesn’t even control you anymore.

Though when you back away from your fears, your fear grows larger and larger. Pretty soon, the fear will overtake your thinking and you will feel miserable most of the time. You might not sleep well at night, or it just preoccupies you during the day.

3. Confront Your Fears

One of the most important abilities to do to live more of a happy/ joyful life is confronting and overcoming your fears. When you don’t confront your fears, you stay miserable and don’t feel good the majority of the time.

One of the most important exercises you can do to overcome fear is to identify the thing that is making you fear whether that is a person or a situation that happened during tour life and resolving the fear immediately.

Everyone deserves to be happy, so don’t allow yourself to be unhappy because you fear a certain thing, confront your fears and overcome them.

4. Visualize as Being Unafraid

You should visualize as being unafraid. Really imagine yourself as being unafraid of everything and pay attention to how that version of you feels of being unafraid. The mind can’t tell what’s real and what’s not so when you visualize as being unafraid, your mind would think that you are not afraid. This gets lodged in into your subconscious mind and will eventually be accepted by the subconscious mind as well when you do it consistently.  If you practice visualizing as being unafraid consistently, then you will be more unafraid of things that you were afraid beforehand.

The way that you see yourself (which is your self-image) is eventually altered to by feeding your mind the positive pictures of yourself not being afraid of anything.

5. Getting Help

Whatever you fear, if you feel like that you can’t overtake your fear alone, then it is a good idea to get hope whether it helps with a parent, friend, teacher, or coach. Though I think the best help that someone can get is to get help with a person that conquered the same fear that you are having right now. I mean it makes sense, the person who conquered your fear has experienced the fear before so the person can help you overcome it because they experienced that fear before and can understand you better

Though not getting help, not dealing with fear, and letting the fear eat you away is not a very good idea. The fear will make your life very miserable and If you can’t overcome the fear on your own, then get some help from someone. Getting help is a lot better then doing it on your own especially if you can’t overcome it on your own.

Conclusion

Fears might be very intimidating at first. But once you see the fear for what it is, then you will find out that it is smaller than you think and will overcome the fear. Again if you can’t overcome the fear on your own, get help from someone. Having a fear of something is alright but not really doing anything about it and letting it eat you up is the problem.

The next time that some type of fear comes up, remember to not run away from it but to go towards it and overcome the fear that was deep inside you for a long time.

What fears did you overcome? What Were They? If you want to comment on the fears that you had and how you overcome them, then comment them below.

6 thoughts on “5 Ways To Overcome Fear

  1. Great post!
    I have had to “fake it til I make it” a few times with my fears, and once I overcome them I no longer have to fake it.
    I think that facing our fears is the fastest way to succeed in life. By meeting fear head on we learn more about ourselves and who we can really be!

    1. Yes, I do agree that facing your fears is the fastest way to succeed in life as well. I used to be scared of the dark. One of the things that I did to face my fear of the dark was to go into my bathroom, close the doors, and turn the lights off and stand there for about 5 to 10 minutes. I was scared for about a minute or two, but after some time standing in the bathroom, I wasn’t scared of the dark anymore. One of the things that helped me face the fear of the dark as well is realizing that the darkness is just the absence of light and figured that if there are people that are not afraid of the dark, then so can I.

  2. Hey, thanks for the post. Fear is such a real thing man. I don’t know anybody who doesn’t have it. We can’t run away from it. even though we try. but I find that it’s much worse when we do not confront it as you said. I have a fear of being rejected so sometimes it’s difficult for me to talk to people, but when I do, more times than not they tend to be really friendly! thanks for sharing this post it’s always good to remember and practice. freedom, in my oppinion, is on the other side of fear!

    1. It is difficult for me to talk to people as well. Though I think for me it’s the fear of what other people think of me. I was always quiet and never really talked to people. Though I told myself that I was going to be more talkative next year and I’m going to change a lot but it never really happens. I think part of it is the fear of being judged and procrastinating. Almost every time when I say it and the year comes I usually say “well I’ll do it next year and it never happens.
      I’m still working on overcoming the fear of being judged, but I know that I will overcome it eventually.

  3. Hi Daniel,

    Great post. I like the idea of moving towards your fear, and making the fear smaller because of it.

    It’s so true that if you back away from a fear it grows bigger.

    I had to work hard to overcome a fear of the dark that lasted well into my adult years. If I had known that by avoiding it I was making it worse, I’m sure I would have dealt with it sooner.

    I’m looking forward to reading more of your articles.

    Thanks again,

    Judy

    1. Your welcome Judy. I had to face my fear of the dark as well. What helped me face my fear of the dark is realizing that there are people who are not afraid of the dark, so I asked myself “if some people are not afraid of the dark than so can I.
      I was scared at first but after a while, I began to not be afraid of the dark anymore.

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