Wed 2, 2021
7 Ways To Conquer Fear
Fear gets to the best of us, whether it is fear of failure, fear of success or even “fear of fear.” All of us have experienced fear at some point in our lives and it can be a real stumbling block that holds us back from achieving the success we desire.
Fear can’t hold you back forever, if you don’t let it. There are several ways to overcome fear, here are 7:
1. SEPARATE REALITY FROM PERCEPTION
Ask yourself what is really going on, locate the facts and place them over your feelings.
2. IDENTIFY THE TRIGGER
Figure out what it is in a situation that triggers you. Learning to identify it will help you learn to combat it.
3. PRACTICE GRATITUDE
Everyday, list 3 things you are thankful for. It doesn’t matter how big or small it is, gratitude helps shift the mind into a positive light, and if done routinely, overcomes fear.
4. WATCH YOUR THOUGHTS
Monitor your inner conversations. If you wouldn’t say it to a friend, don’t say it to yourself. Speak LIFE to yourself and remind yourself of your strengths.
5. REMAIN OPTIMISTIC
Perception is a very powerful thing, and how you feel about your situation dictates how you respond. Think positively and you’ll give yourself a much better chance of success. This won’t happen overnight so practice with just one thought. What is one recurring negative/fearful thought you have? Work on reversing this one thought. Overtime, this will become a habit.
6. PRACTICE BREATHING EXERCISES
Breathing helps center your body; when you stop breathing, your heart stops beating. You can do a grounding exercise, or even just take 5 deep, long breaths at any point to calm and center yourself. It is best to start your day with this, but feel free to practice all day long.
7. CREATE A SAFE SPACE
When you feel safe and secure, there is no room for fear. Find somewhere safe you can retreat to when ill feelings begin- whether this is a real place such as your bedroom, or a place in your mind such as the beach. This sense of comfort will soothe you and allow you to face your fear.
Please keep in mind, these are just 7 strategies or techniques, not everything works for everyone. But this is a place to start. Start implementing these techniques into your life and don’t let fear hold you back from reaching your goals and your highest potential!