What is Fear?
Are you afraid that you are not a good parent/ wife/ child/ colleague/ daughter/ sister, etc?
Fear is a natural emotion and a survival mechanism. When we confront a perceived threat, our bodies respond in specific ways. Physical reactions to fear include sweating, increased heart rate, and high adrenaline levels that make us extremely alert.
This physical response is also known as the “fight or flight” response, in which your body prepares itself to either enter combat or run away. This biochemical reaction is likely an evolutionary development. It’s an automatic response that is crucial to our survival.
The emotional response to fear is highly personalized. Because fear involves some of the same chemical reactions in our brains that positive emotions like happiness and excitement do, feeling fear under certain circumstances can be seen as fun, like when you watch scary movies or thriving on extreme sports. Although the physical reaction is the same, fear may be perceived as either positive or negative, depending on the person.
How to overcome fear?
1. Stay present
Many times, fear can run away with us. We imagine the worst, and begin to panic. Ask the question: Can I change the situation? If the answer is YES then there is no need to panic, if the answer is NO then there is no need to panic. If you can change it do it, if you cannot stay calm.
2. Share your fear
When we are afraid of something our brain cannot function properly, our digestive system shots down and we cannot think straight. Share your fear with someone who is not in this situation, they will be able to see the situation clearly.
3. Confront your fear
Confronting the thing you are most frightened of can have an empowering effect; but this must be done carefully, slowly, and in small doses.
4. Overcome your fear
There are lots of techniques to help you overcome your fear. Find a technique that is the best for you.
It is never too late to change. The power is within you.
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