When you are scared of something, what do you do? Do you run away? Do you turn your face away? Do you sit in the corner and cry? Fear is a universal emotion that even the bravest, the boldest, and most daring human beings to ever walk this planet also experience fear. But what truly sets a brave man and a coward apart is that the coward hide themselves from fear while the brave men, they do not run. An illogical and nonsensical fear is called a phobia. There are many kinds of them and most people suffer from at least one. For a bolder and actually better life, it is time to look your fear straight in the eye. Here’s how.
Many people are afraid to fly. Maybe this fear sprang out from a movie you have just seen that the slightest turbulence you encounter in your flight makes your heart race and your palm sweat. Worse, you may even refuse the idea of flying. To conquer your fear of flying, get acquainted with the facts. If you have not known, you are much more likely to die from a road accident than from a plane crash. Your chance of dying from a plane is crash is as little as one in more than seven thousand. Dear, the odds are in your favor.
While others experience certain fear due to the chances that would die, some people fear speaking in front of many people. Intense fear of public speaking could take its toll that could be as expensive as losing your job. And the more you worry, the more chances there are that you would really mess up. To conquer your fear, practice under pressure. Do not just practice what you would say in your head. Have a dry run of your presentation in front of your parents, your friends, or your partner. It also helps to motivate yourself. “Go get ‘em!” “You can do this!” Yes, it is easier said than done, but you should at least try. And another way to get ready for the big presentation is to meditate. Sit comfortably. Close your eyes. Take deep breaths. The more you try to fight your worries and fears, the harder it could be for you. Try to let them go and let it be.
If you are too scared of trying out new things because you think they could make you look stupid or ugly, we have tips for you. First, find someone who would be there for you. Have someone to show you how it is done or do it with fellow beginners. Also, it always helps to motivate yourself. “I did it!” “Wow, I nailed that, didn’t I?”
If you worry about fires, terrorisms, and other catastrophic events, fear not. If those worries are not the current realities, get them off your head. Live in the present. Live your life right now. And if you cannot help thinking of them, find something else for your brain to think of. Play a game, solve a puzzle, knit a scarf.