Get Rid of Fear and Anxiety – Be O.K. with YOU
“Perhaps the most important thing we can undertake toward the reduction of fear is to make it easier for people to accept themselves; to like themselves.” — Bonaro Overstreet
I was going about my life when suddenly; I became aware that I was feeling anxious, uncomfortable and insecure. But what I feel underneath is afraid. Even when we’re not conscious of it, fear can drain our concentration, deplete our confidence and manifest behaviors that aren’t typical of us.
Everyone feels afraid; it’s a part, even an affirmation of being human. Fear can be a healthy, energizing response in some situations – such as when we take a risk or strike out in a new direction.
When we’re fearful, it can be reassuring to remember that, in the end, success or failure isn’t what’s important. If, in any situation, we do the best we can and learn from our experiences, then we’ve nothing to fear. Still, when we’re feeling fear, it’s important to know that the people who love us will go on loving us. Sometimes, we may just need to hear someone say, “I know you can do it; I have faith in you.” Then, fearful or not, we move forward, our fear balanced by faith and our willingness to try.
- Overcoming Fear with a Courage (socyberty.com)
- Why Am I Fearful? (kevinwmccarthy.com)
- Social anxiety assumptions and their solutions (kevinmd.com)
- Mike Robbins: How To Move Through Your Fear In 7 Steps (huffingtonpost.com)
Posted on December 8, 2010, in Addiction, Boundaries, Change, Depression, Family, Fear, Friends, Friendship, Honesty, Hope, Humanity, Intimacy, Life, Life's Lessons, Love, Opinions, Personal Growth, Positive Thinking, Relationships, Truth and tagged Anxiety, Ativan, Change, Conflict, Depression, Family, Fear, Forgiveness, Friends, Friendship, Friendships, Honesty, Hope, Humanity, ignorance, Ignorant, Intimacy, Life, Life's Lessons, Love, Mental Health, Opinions, Personal Growth, Phobia, Positive Thinking, Recovery, Relationships, Truth, Wisdom, Xanax. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.