What is Fear?
Fear an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat
The first thing that you need to do if you are going to deal with your fear is to BE AWARE of it. You need to know that the fear is causing a problem in your life.
It is important to realize that you are not defined by your fears. Once you become AWARE of what your fears are, you are NOW more powerful and can deal with them in a more rational way.
While it is important to be aware of potential and real threats, it is just as important to react appropriately to them. For most of us, our initial startle response subsides as soon as we realize that there is no actual threat or danger.
However, this is not always the case. There are many people for whom fear becomes maladaptive, as they struggle with anxiety, phobias and panic attacks.
If you feel that fear is getting the better of you, take a moment to pause.
Close your eyes, take deep slow breaths and focus your attention on the sound of your breathing.
Learn to relax
Relaxation tells your body that there is no danger and that you are safe.
Relaxation can also help you cope with other stress and anxiety in your life.
Try not to let your mind get carried away with negative thoughts. Keep focused and concentrate on the "NOW".
By living in the moment, you will be in a place without getting caught up in the "what-ifs" and "should-haves".
Try deep breathing exercises.
Focus on your breath, and start counting each breath: four seconds inhale, then four seconds exhale.
If you notice your muscles tensing, be conscious to relax them. One way to do this is to contract all the muscles in your body for three seconds, then relax them. Do this two or three times to melt stress throughout your body.
Many fears are based in false beliefs or catastrophic thinking.After you have confronted your false beliefs, begin to expose yourself to the fear. Oftentimes we're afraid of something because we haven't been exposed to it very much. "Fear of the unknown" is a commonly used phrase to describe what feel to something that's different.
Acknowledge your specific fears. Knowing your feelings you've taken the first step toward gaining control over the situation.
Don’t judge your fears. Acknowledge what comes up with no attachment to “good” or “bad.”
Start seeing fear as an opportunity. Fear can be used as a tool to help us identify problems and solve them effectively. It's a sign that warns us when something needs attention. Once the discomfort of the initial wave of fear passes, examine it more closely to see what you can learn.
"We suffer more in imagination than in reality" ~Seneca
"Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind" ~Dale Carnegie
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less"~ Marie Curie
"Fear, hatred, and suspicion narrow your mind – compassion opens it" Dalai Lama
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
"If you want to cure the world, don’t emanate fear – emanate love" ~Ram Dass
"I was never afraid of failure; for I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest" ~John Keats
"The fears we don’t face becomes our limits" ~ Robin Sharma
"The whole secret of existence is to have no fear"~ Swami Vivekananda
"Your fears are a kind of prison that confines you within a limited range of action.
The less you fear, the more power you will have and the more fully you will live" ~ Robert Greene
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With lots of Love and Gratitude