Hi everyone. Who is not interested in how to overcome fear, I think no one. All of us have had and still have fears today. Sometimes it’s a fear of something, for example, of dogs, while in other cases, it’s a fear that most of the time is born in our head, blocks us, and torments us every day. We think and rethink, but in the end, we remain stuck in place.
Each of us has the famous dream in the drawer that for, various reasons, is still so. Sometimes the reasons are objective but, many times, it is fear that blocks us. Fear of not succeeding, fear of the opinion of others, or fear of disappointing their families.
Most of the time, this type of fear comes in the form of excuses. I’m busy today I start tomorrow. I still need to evaluate what to do and much more. Figuring out how to overcome fear is one of the best activities you can undertake. Don’t keep looking the other way, maybe, it’s the most comfortable solution, but not the most beneficial for you.
It’s time to take action and learn how to overcome the fear, at least to lay some groundwork. Let’s go.
6 Steps to overcome fear
#1 What are your fears?
The first aspect is definitely to know what your fears are. Without this knowledge, you’re not going anywhere. You’re probably thinking, now imagine if I don’t know my fears. Writing them down helps you to become aware of them and allows you to look at them every moment and not leave them in that corner of your mind.
Leaving fears lodged in your head doesn’t help you overcome them. Write them down, and each day reflects on what you can do to overcome them. You’ll need time and many small steps; it’s rarely possible to overcome them all at once. Don’t forget.
Having confidence in yourself is essential to overcoming fear. Especially in the beginning, many things will not go as you planned. This can happen for a variety of reasons; you are not sufficiently prepared to tackle a particular task. The tools you are using are not appropriate and so on.
Self-confidence will help you get through the dark times of not giving up when everything seems to be playing against you. I assure you that time will come, and if you are not prepared for it, the chances are high that you will decide to quit.
I am a self-confidence freak, it has always supported me and helped me overcome many difficulties. Moreover, self-confidence is a preponderant aspect in all areas of life. It’s a trait that we all don’t have to improve day after day. That’s why here you have the opportunity to download our ebook on self-confidence for free. The best day to start is today.
#3 Plan your goals
Having goals to achieve and necessarily forcing you to face your fears is a great method to follow. Your goals should be an incentive, face them with joy don’t focus too much on the end result, learn to savor the journey. It’s the most important thing.
Live each small step in the right direction as if it were a big success, it will allow you to feel better, and it will boost your confidence. If you can activate a vortex of positivity you will be swept along by it, almost without realizing it. Everything will fall into place, and your enthusiasm will skyrocket.
To do this in the best possible way, break down your goal into small steps.
#4 Do something every day that you fear
In my opinion, this is an exceptional method. Every day face one of your little fears. Just do it. You will realize that in most cases these fears exist only in your head. I’m not telling you to do crazy things that could endanger yourself or others.
The small steps technique is a great strategy in this situation as well. My advice is to write down at the beginning of the week what they are and what days you plan to tackle them. As is often the case, the first time will be very difficult. Then day by day, everything will become easy, in some cases, even fun.
Think of the immense satisfaction of fucking up one of your fears every day. Imagine crossing it off your list and savor that feeling. I can already see you with a smile on your face and a hole in your paper from the great pressure made with the pen.
Stop for a moment and imagine the scene. Do you sense how rewarding it can be? Now decide; do you want to continue living as you have been doing, or do you want to experience certain emotions? The choice is yours alone.
#5 Stop with the excuses
Excuses, or rather justifications. Today is a bad day, I’m tired, the idea is crazy it will never work. Who knows how many times it will have happened to you, then again like all of us, no one is perfect. Learn to recognize the excuses dictated by the fear of action.
Don’t get drawn into this vicious cycle, or everything will become more complex. By nature, humans are creatures of habit, and habits dwell in our minds. If the right path for your mind to take is through justifications, that is exactly what will happen. Every time you find yourself facing a new challenge in your mind as if by magic all possible justifications will appear.
Pay a lot of attention to this aspect, and why not, as with fears, write down all the justifications, and overcome them with enthusiasm, and above all with pleasure.
I know I may be boring about mental attitude but, without the right mindset, the chances of success are reduced and by a lot. Why? Because of the way our mind is structured. Our mind is still a somewhat mysterious object but some aspects are scientifically proven. One of them is that it doesn’t particularly like change.
Don’t believe me? Then why is it so hard to make changes in our lives? Think about it if that wasn’t the case everything would be so much easier. Why does our mind play against us? I don’t want to go into too much detail and honestly consider my knowledge on this subject minimal. In any case, if you want to deepen the topic the web is full of articles.
Coming back to us, the mind perceives novelties as dangers for reasons still related to caveman times. It may sound crazy, but it’s true. Our mind loves to go down known paths because it knows exactly how to behave.
Whereas when he finds himself in unfamiliar situations, he doesn’t know what to do. Again, think about it, you may have been in a situation once in your life where you had no idea what to do. Here our mind deeply desires to avoid these situations. Now the question is how do we intervene?
Fortunately, it is possible to change our mind’s perception. Many strategies are all valid. Some of these have been described in this post.
My preferred method is guided meditation. Thanks to it, I have been able to change many habits without that nagging feeling of making too much effort. In addition to that, it helps you relax and feel better.
Now you know some practices that help you to overcome fear. I hope that you can use one of them to improve your life. At the same time, I suggest you download our free ebook about self-confidence. Greater self-confidence helps in all areas of life.