How To Deal With Fear

blog mindset Feb 12, 2018

Fear can be a very healthy thing. Fear actually keeps us safe—it’s a crucial emotion needed back in the day where we're always on the lookout for something that might attack us. Now, we don't have to worry about those kinds of things, but we still have this instinctual portion of our brain that interprets fear—a different kind of fear. And it can be chronic.

Why fear is normal

Everyone has fear so you're not alone. It's just a normal part of life. As long as you're growing and moving forward with your life, you're going to be experiencing new things. When you experience new things, there’s always going to be an element of fear.

In other words, it's not about living a life with no fear at all. You're going to have it either way. We’re all going to experience it especially if you're growing.

Dealing with fear

With all that being said, it’s about learning how to reset your mind frame and start to move forward in and through that fear because everything you want is on the other side of fear.

Instead of ignoring fear or letting it get to you, try to simply acknowledge it. The more you start to acknowledge your fears and question whether your fears are rational, you're going to start to shed some light on these issues.

Be with it, start to look at it.

Questions you might want to ask yourself regarding fear

So some questions that you might want to start asking yourself are:

  • “Is this fear coming from irrational thoughts?”
  • “Is it thoughts running through your head that's causing you to become fearful about something?”

The importance of making mistakes

Sometimes, we get stuck in life because it's comfortable. We know what's coming versus making that big life decision. But in reality, if you let go of some of those fears, you'll find that you’ll actually enjoy moving forward more than you thought you would.

Trying something once and being disappointed doesn't mean that by trying it a second time, we can have the same disappointment. It may be better than you ever thought so don't be afraid of repeating something.

How to reframe your mindset

Notice your thought patterns as you start to question your fears. Then, reframe your thoughts. What are the other positive possibilities instead of the negative thoughts that you've been thinking?

Know that you can handle it, get into your peak state, and start to build that calm confidence. Know that no matter what life throws at you, you will be able to handle it. You are strong enough, you are smart enough. Know that it's okay to make mistakes. No one gets it right all the time.


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