Overcoming Fear 

Overcoming Fear 

Kayla Singh , Staff Writer

Fears, which are the body’s negative emotional reactions to anything frightening, are normal for everyone, even the bravest of individuals. Whereas anxieties, on the other hand, limit people’s daily routines and prevent them from leading a normal life. It’s time to take control, which is not an easy task. The majority of individuals have a desire to conquer their anxieties but are unsure how to do it. Here are four methods that will assist you in overcoming fear and figuring out how to deal with it. 

The first step, you must define your fear: its name, source, and effect. Then evaluate whether the fear has a valid purpose for being, as some fears are beneficial emotions that protect you from harm. Following that, you should consider what exactly you want to alter. It means that, in addition to the major objective of conquering fear, smaller goals must be created to assist you to get there. If you’re afraid of heights, for example, you might want to be able to go on a hiking trip with individuals you can trust.

Another key point to remember is that a fear analysis should be recorded in a journal. It will be a useful tool for tracking your progress in overcoming your fear, as well as guidance for when you face a new challenge. I understand that some individuals no longer use diaries, but another option is to record occurrences in your phone’s notes. After the fear has been understood, the second stage will be to take control of it. It depends on the nature of your fear. If you’re frightened of something because it’s mysterious, try exposing yourself to it in small doses until you get a deeper knowledge of it and your anxiety fades.

If you are afraid of anything, facing it head-on is the greatest approach to conquer it. Taking control of a fear is difficult no matter what scenario you’re in. It will take you a long time to proclaim it vanquished. When you’re dealing with difficulties, it’s easy to give up. As a result, keep these points in mind to stay motivated to maintain even when it appears difficult to overcome your fear. Do not mistake fear for fate, and do not allow others to hold you back. 

The second stage is to change how you think about fear. It must be recognized that fear may occasionally elicit emotions of euphoria and even desire. That is why individuals like dangerous activities such as extreme sports, horror films, and other experiences. If you reframe your fear in a good perspective and recognize the excitement it may provide, you will no longer be afraid of it. Furthermore, fear may be used as a tool to assist us in identifying and efficiently resolving difficulties. It serves as a signal to alert us when something requires our attention. 

Examine it more attentively once the discomfort of the initial wave of terror has passed to see what you may learn. You could even embrace fear’s place in your life if you start seeing it as a source of energy or a chance for advancement. 

Finally, accept that fear will always exist in your life; there is no way to completely eradicate it. Fear, like joy and sadness, is a legitimate emotion. It strengthens your character and teaches you how to act bravely. Also, do not become overconfident; keep working until the fear has been totally vanquished.

Celebrate each achievement, and when you realize how amazing it feels to overcome a fear, you’ll be ready to take on the next one. To summarize, there are four key actions that can be taken to assist individuals to conquer their fears: examine the fear, take control of it, modify how they think about it, and give it a place in their lives. All of these processes are not easy to complete and frequently demand a significant amount of time and effort. Nothing is impossible, though, if you truly desire something and work hard to get it.

 

Sources:

https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/mental-wellbeing/fears-and-phobias/ten-ways-to-fight-your-fears 

https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/8-mental-hacks-that-will-keep-you-strong-under-control-during-tough-times.html

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/overcome-fear-anxiety

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/insight-therapy/201009/overcoming-fear-the-only-way-out-is-through

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshsteimle/2016/01/04/14-ways-to-conquer-fear/?sh=6df7ed0e1c48