Overcome and Conquer Your Fears

Jul 17, 2018 | Australian College

What are you afraid of? Here is a list of the types of fears that are commonly experienced in daily life:

  • Fear of speaking in public – Glossophobia or speech anxiety
  • Fear of crowds – Enochlophobia. This fear is closely related to Ochlophobia and Demophobia.
  • Fear of the unknown – Xenophobia
  • Fear of making decisions – Decidophobia
  • Fear of failure – Atychiphobia
  • Fear of falling – Basiphobia
  • Fear of change – Metathesiophobia
  • Fear of small spaces – Claustrophobia
  • Fear of heights – Acrophobia
  • Fear of darkness – Nyctophobia

Does any of these fears apply to you? According to research, 99% of the fears are non-physical – It’s just a state of mind! No one is born with fears but they tend to develop in our heads as we get older. Our brains somehow formulated a perception that there is an imminent danger then we shift into “˜fight’ or “˜flight’ mode.

The great news is that fears can be unlearned and there are techniques that we can do to help us overcome and conquer our fears!

Think positive thoughts

Negative energies are draining so we need to integrate more positivity in our lives and thought process. Whenever you have the urge to think about your fears, fight that feeling and focus more on what makes you feel good.

Do breathing exercises

When you feel the fear is starting to creep in, do this for 1 minute – stop what you’re doing, take 10 slow, deep belly breaths. Inhale slowly and exhale even more slowly. Repeat the steps until you feel calmer.

Learn and apply The Law Of Reversibility

Applying the mental principle called The Law Of Reversibility. “If you think or feel a certain way, you will act in a manner consistent with them.” This principle is reversible. Action and thoughts/feelings go together so we need to regulate our actions and develop the will to overcome our fears.

Be Active

There are a lot of things you can do to get your endorphins flowing – you can go for a walk, dance, swim or ride your bike! These activities can help you clear your mind and boost your energy.

Confront your fears

We can never run away from fear. The best way to deal with it is to not avoid it, but acknowledge that it exists. It can be pervasive but we have to take the risk and see what happens.

“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.” -Judy Blume

Get Help

You need someone that can be your rock that can help get you through tough times especially when fears become too overwhelming.

Fear is a terrible emotion that’s constantly paralysing us in our daily lives. Let’s stop being reactive to these vulnerable and destructive thoughts and start living life to the fullest.

“Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.” ~ Japanese Proverb


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