Fear can be anything that can come in the way of you living your dreams. We often think that certain fears that we have are out of our control, but there are ways by which we can break the cage that fears build around us. Let us discuss some tips that can help you in controlling your fears instead of your fears controlling you.
FACE YOUR FEAR
This is the most important step in controlling and overcoming your fear. You need to be fully aware of it. Do not go in denial, instead of face it. Look it in the eye and do not let it affect you. We often make ourselves busy with chores to avoid feeling a certain way. For example, you fear the grieving process that comes after a brutal break up so you would rather join a cooking class or take up an extra study course to busy yourself with the workload instead of dealing with your emotions. Moving on is great, but first, you need to accept the reality and give yourself time and allow yourself to feel.
KEEP A JOURNAL
Writing helps a ton. Sometimes it is difficult to vocalize your fears. Putting it in words and writing it out in front of you can help one understand what they feel or are afraid of better. You could start by buying a cute journal from the closest store and write up as many things that come to your mind that you are grateful for. Keep this journal in your bag and reach out for it whenever you need some reminding of all the positive things in your life. This will help make you feel better and give you the strength to fight your fears.
An active and healthy body gives rise to a healthy mind. Exercising is not just good for your body, but also your mind. It can help you focus and think clearly. It can also help with anxiety related to your fear. You do not have to necessarily hit the gym per se. You could start by indulging yourself in some early morning stretches or yoga. A morning run can also help you feel more productive and capable of yourself.
We all feel pressure from people around us. You can either succumb to it or thrive. It is up to us how we use this pressure. Peer pressure is a common thing, so it is important to see what sort of people you surround yourself with. If peer pressure is making you feel uneasy and even more uncomfortable about your fears, that means that lot is not good for you. Instead, surround yourself with friends and family who appreciate you and who push you to fight your fears. Peers who validate your feelings and understand your fears can help you in dealing with them and push you towards overcoming them. The right sort of peer pressure can be something very positive for you.
What tips have you followed that help you overcome your fears? Share them with us by commenting below.