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.
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.