Self Esteem

How to overcome fear and anxiety

Living with fear and anxiety are emotions that are common to every person's life. I knew in my heart how I wanted to live; but somehow the anxiety and fear crept in.

 

Fear is your enemy no other way to describe it. I am not talking about that natural life preserving action along with a major boost of adrenalin that happens if a wild animal is coming at you. I am talking about the fears you live with day in and day out.

Fear is your enemy. Someone once described fear as, “Sand in the machinery of life.” Fear does not help you, it hinders you. Fear does not get you through an open door; it keeps you in the hallway. Fear never helps you put your best foot forward; it just keeps both of your feet in cement.

The psychology of today is, “Learn to live with your fears”, “Embrace your fears”, “It is normal to have fears everybody does.” It is true; lots of you do have fears. And you may be someone who is trying to learn how to live with your fears, and embrace them.

But, if it is “normal” to have fears and you had no fears, then you would be abnormal, right? You need to start uncovering the truth about your mind and be set free from all your fears.

There are many facets and aspects of fear. One of the big ones is having fear of what others think of you. People do things, say things, and even buy things because of the fear that they have of what others think.

Many times you may join clubs or organizations because you are afraid that if you do not, others might think badly of you.

 

Here are 3 simple keys to get rid of your fear.

Start by realizing that you believe in yourself and you love who you are, and that your friends and family love you for who you are

Make decisions based on what is best for you, not how it may or may not appear to others. You will never, ever be able to please everyone, so stop trying to. You will never, ever be right in everybody’s eyes, so stop trying to.

When you make a decision, ask yourself, “Why am I making this decision? Is it based on fear?” Make decisions based on what is right and best for your life, regardless of what others think.

You can live without fear.