Who has never been afraid ? Fear is a totally normal response that alerts us to danger and activates our survival instinct. But when this feeling is directed towards something without foundation, then it becomes irrational and can become immobilized. We call this “irrational fear.”
At this point, if you also suffer from some kind of irrational fear, you must solve it today, unless you want to live with it all your life. We cannot let ourselves be guided by fear, we cannot allow it to be much more powerful than us. So today we will discover how to eliminate irrational fear from our lives.
“Do not give up, please do not give in, even if the cold burns, even if fear bites, even if the sun hides and the wind is silent”
Don’t be afraid of fear
To overcome fear, the first thing we must do is recognize that we are afraid and have the necessary will to want to face it. Only we can face our own fear. No one can overcome it for us. Doing so will also make us stronger and more resistant to later fears.
Every challenge, every new thing you do will give you fear, but is this bad? Absolutely. Fear keeps us awake, urging us to challenge ourselves and take much bigger steps.
How can we not be afraid of fear? With these tips you can get it:
- Trust yourself and your possibilities to face your fears.
- Replace fear with positive emotions.
- In the face of fear, act, do not allow it to paralyze you.
- See fear as an opportunity to learn to overcome something new.
Many other tips could be applicable to eliminate that fear that we cannot eliminate from our lives. You must choose the one that works best for you and put it into practice to get out of the circle of irrational fear.
As we well know, something positive can be obtained from everything. Irrational fear is not exactly bad, but it can be an opportunity to change your reaction to them. If you are afraid of something, express it! This will help you to recognize it, to see it with different eyes and to be able to overcome it in a better way. Don’t you think it is possible? Test it…
“Know yourself, accept yourself, overcome yourself”
-Saint Thomas of Aquino-
Trusting your possibilities and having positive thoughts will help you face any irrational fear that approaches you and prevents you from achieving well-being in your life.
Look irrational fear in the eye
Once we have recognized our fear and are willing to trust our possibilities to overcome it, it is time to look it in the eye. Closing your eyes to fear will not make it go away. It is a reaction that we all have, but it is useless and stupid.
Think about the number of times you have been afraid as a child to see something in your room. Why did you close your eyes and cover yourself under the covers? Does not seeing imply that it does not exist? This conception makes us ignore the situation and believe that not paying attention to it can solve itself.
“We stop fearing what we begin to know”
Unfortunately, this is not the case. Looking at fear is what will allow us to overcome it, because to overcome something we must first know it. Also, ask yourself this question: do you want to live in fear your whole life or eliminate it right now completely?
If you decide to eliminate it completely, or at least know how to deal with it whenever it appears, the first thing you should do is not run away . If you run from your fear, it will accompany you for the rest of your life. Like many other things, there comes a time when we are tired of running and, fed up with so much running, we decide to turn around and face what we are running away from.
Face your fears and when you do, you will find that they weren’t as powerful as you imagined
If you feel overwhelmed by your fears, listen to them! Knowing them, reflecting on them will help you to solve them and deal with them.
Look fear in the eye and don’t let it scare you. You are stronger than your fear. Trust yourself and believe in your possibilities, don’t let yourself be beaten!