Fear is something we all have, even if we all think that what others fear is a bit silly (clowns? Really? All because of a Stephen King movie from a million years ago?) Everyone has fear and to outsiders, many of those fears seem unfounded and silly. That, however, does not make them any less scary. Nor does it make you any less of a person for having any particular fear. However, what it does mean is that it’s time to face your fears and get them out of your life for good.
Write it Down
The first step to overcoming your fears is to write them down. Grab a piece of paper and a pen and get started. What scares you? Is it really running into someone you used to know without having done your hair that morning or is it the idea of being out of control in a situation you feel you should be able to control? Really look at what bothers you and worries you to get a deeper understanding of what it is you really fear; and then write it down.
Talk It Out
Next, grab someone you trust and talk about your fears. Chances are, your friends and family might not believe you actually have anything to fear and their perspective can help you overcome your fear. Do finances scare you? Do you fear not being financially comfortable? It might scare you, but to others it might seem that you have unlimited means of financial security at your beck and call if only you apply yourself. Their ideas might help you overcome your fears.
Research Your Fears
If your mom had breast cancer and you worry that you’ll also suffer from it at some point, start doing your research on the subject now. Learn all you can about breast cancer. Learn what you can do to catch this disease early, how you can stop it and what it means for you. The more you know and the more you educate yourself about what you fear, the better your chances of overcoming this fear and beating it.
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