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Why Cowardice Fails and Facing Your Fears Succeeds


Once you face your fears, you will be able to live a more freeing and empowered life.

You’ll feel confident at your newfound courage and be able to better manage new challenges. Feeling worried is common and healthy, but it can be debilitating if your fear owns your life.

Don’t let your fear have that power over you; have power over your fears with these 5 easy steps.

5. Journal

 

Writing down your fears can dis empower them. Once you write them down, they might not seem so bad.

Ask yourself, "Why you are fearful of this thing or situation?", and when you first became fearful. This reflection can offer you a deep understanding into yourself. 

4. Laugh at your fear

 

Whether it’s spiders, clowns, or public speaking, try to find the humor in your fear.

By shifting your perspective to look at the comedic side, you’re not allowing the fear to dictate your life.

You might actually chuckle at the ridiculousness of it all if you let yourself view the situation as funny.

3. Relax

 

There are tons of relaxation techniques online. Find one that works for you.

You can try sitting in a quiet place and checking in with each part of your body, starting with your head and moving down to your feet.

Allow your shoulders to fall, your gaze to soften, and your fists and jaw to unclench. Feel the tension dissipate in your body.

2. Inspiration

 

Read a lot of books and talk to a lot of people about how they overcame their fear.

You’ll feel inspired when you hear these stories. So many people struggle in life, but they rise to the occasion and meet their fears head on.

They might end up feeling thankful for the awful experience because they grew and learned something from it. Learning more about how people cultivate resilience may inspire you to do the same.

1. Exposure

 

It’s time to get out into the world and expose yourself to your fear. Don’t overdo it. Start small.

If you’re afraid of drowning in a pool, start by looking at pictures of pools.

If you keep on having nightmares of getting into a car accident, start by driving in parking lots. You might need to create an action plan with a professional.

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Fear is a normal part of life. It begins to become a major problem when you can no longer function or find the joy in life.

You should be living life to the fullest, not cowering in fear.

Annie
Author
Overstocked US

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