Fear is one of many things we humans all have in common. We have experienced it more than once in our lives and we will without a doubt experience it again. But how we handle our fears depends on the situation presented to us. We do have choices. A choice could be to feel the fear and let it paralyze you to make a decision on something or it can fire you up to take action. Either way, you must decide how to handle what’s presented to you.
Your interpretation of the outcome may be blown way out of proportion because the mind turns on survival mode instinct to retreat from an experience, event or something that may cause harm.
There are many ways to help you overcome fear, here are 3 simple ways I have tried to help with fear.
- Take the fear for a walk. Getting outside or taking a walk to put your mind at ease will help you focus on what’s important. Then you can decide how to handle the situation in a better. Don’t fight the fear, feel it and acknowledge it. Then focus on a solution to the problem or make a decision to act on something with a clearer perspective.
- Don’t keep it to yourself. When you share your feelings with a trusted friend or family member you will feel so much better to get the worry or fear off of your chest. Talking about it with someone can help you put your situation back in perspective.
- Fear it and go for it. If you sit around over analyzing an outcome that hasn’t happened, and most likely won’t, then you have wasted all of your energy worrying about it. Let’s say if your fear really came true, at that moment you will probably react to the outcome much differently than what you pictured in your head. Unless it’s a life or death emergency than by all means feel the fear, but if it’s something you can handle, you will power through it!
I hope these tips helped and remember to do the best you can every day!