4 Ways To Overcome Fear
Are you in constant fear of what lies ahead of you? Some in fear of what the future holds, while others are in fear of meeting a deadline or a schedule. Constantly, we all are in fear of one thing or the other. How can we overcome our fears?
1. Be rational
The fear we feel is irrational most of the time, part of our brain is responsible for it, it is alert to the risks and so we have the feeling of fear. But often these risks are exaggerated, for example, fear of driving.
People who are afraid to drive normally feel it because they imagine they can hurt or kill another person, get involved in serious accidents, lose control of the vehicle and simply give up trying. But forget that there are careful ways of driving, there are courses, rules that are made just to ensure the safety of the driver, passengers and pedestrians.
Rationalizing about it, about all the care you can take to make sure that accidents do not happen is likely to show the urge to try, and that means to start overcoming the fear.
2. Ask yourself
Have you ever stopped to think why you feel afraid? What reasons led you, for example, to being afraid of a dog? Ask yourself and try to think positively, do not let fear keep you from acting.
3. Expose yourself to fear
Gradually you can expose yourself to your object of fear. Try to get your hands on a meek dog with the help of a friend, sit in the car and stay there for a while to feel what it feels like to be in the driver’s position. Meet an aircraft inside, schedule an appointment with your dentist to discuss your fear. If you act gradually, allowing yourself to act against fear, you will gradually be able to overcome what is currently overcoming you.
4. Seek help
If your fear is disturbing your life, do not let that happen. Seek help from a psychologist to talk and start a treatment against it. There are healthy limits to fear, from the moment that it is disturbing your life you have to stop it.
Well, become a master over your own fears so says a friend. When you do that, then your fears are long gone.