Fear is really just a feeling:
- Analyze the Fear:Take it apart and examine it closely. A good way to do that is through journaling- writing down what your afraid of and why, then exploring where that worry might have started.
- Stay in the Moment: One thing that proved to be effective in overcoming fear is mindfulness- staying in the moment and not projecting into the future. Stop and take non-judgmental look at what’s actually going on. Don’t worry about might happen. Focus on what is happening and do what you can do in the moment.
- Maintain Healthy Habits: When we internalize fear, we may overeat or use substances to cope with it. Self-medicating may alleviate your sense of dread temporarily, but it sets you up for other problems later. Instead turn to activities and practices that make you mentally and physically stronger. When you do this you will become stronger than your fears.