Fear

LITTLE INSPIRED ACTS- FearHave you ever feared rejection? Have you ever felt like you needed validation and approval from others? Have you ever been afraid to conquer your fear?

I have read and heard so many things on the subject of fear. Fear is to be afraid of someone or something as likely to be dangerous, painful or harmful. The fear is an emotional response to an imagined threat.

We have formed a mental image of possible scenarios that could happen. That image could put us in a state of paralysis.

Did you know that “in England, women are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders as men”? According to the mental health statistics on the mental health foundation website found here.

Fun fact: We can literally smell fear.

Here are some helpful tips:

Take a break

A distraction is the perfect remedy for an overactive mind. There are many ways you can distract yourself such as taking a walk, having a bath, drinking herbal teas or listening to relaxing music.

Breathe

There are many breathing techniques for anxiety and stress. This helps you deal and cope with the feeling of fear. It teaches your mind to relax and cope with the stress.

Have faith

Faith is the direct opposite of fear. “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11.1) It’s basically trusting in something you cannot prove. Rather than imagine what could go wrong, challenge yourself to imagine what could go right.

Was this helpful? Share some of the techniques you use to conquer your fears.

For professional help try these websites

www.anxietyuk.org.uk

www.mentalhealth.org.uk