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How to Overcome Fear - Edition 5


How to overcome fear Talk to Your Fear - MYnd Map

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles found that people could better overcome their fears by labeling and talking about them rather than trying to ignore them.

Think about it. If you ask yourself why and address the problem rather than trying to brush it under the carpet you will have more clarity. This means you will be closer to understanding the answer and eventually be able to work through it.
 
So, talk to your fear. Try it. Don’t feel silly. This is a great exercise to make you more self-aware and FEARLESS.

Take a seat. Get comfortable. Close your eyes. You don’t have to say it out loud, you can say it in your head if that’s easier. Think about a situation that makes you afraid, uncomfortable, unhappy or stressed (it really works for any feelings of anxiety) or something you have been avoiding to do for a while and ask yourself ‘What is making me feel like this?' and 'Why?'
 
The answer could be a number of things.

“I really want to do that but I’m worried about money.”
“I’m scared of being on my own.”
“I’m worried that if I try I’ll fail.”
"I'm not good enough."


Once you understand why you are afraid of or have resistance towards something you are then better able to deal with it.

You may sit down and work out your finances. You could confront feelings you never knew you had. You can realise your insecurities and then build your confidence.
 
Take some time to talk to your fear. I tend to do this at night time when I’m feeling restless. Once I have an answer to why I am feeling anxious, sleep is never far away and I wake up ready to take on the day FEARLESSLY!

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