Hello lovely reader!
Today I wanted to write on a topic which is a little dark, and possibly scary … and it is called fear. A feeling I believe everyone including YOU are familiar with. It is the single most powerful thing that can bring any person to their knees, and no many people can do anything about it.
So how do you overcome fear then? How do you get rid of this horrible feeling?
Before you get into the juicy bits, you first have to know what exactly is fear. And no, don’t worry. I won’t go off rambling something from the Dictionary or something that I read on Google. No. For me personally, fear is a response that my body gives off when it feels threatened or uncomfortable. Now you may disagree with me on that … but you can’t deny the feeling you get when you see a lion in front of you, or even the feeling when you are giving that surprise test.
The moment we recognize it, we shy away and possibly freeze up. It is an automatic response like ‘fight or flight’ and this is what we must avoid. Now, wait a minute … of course you should be scared when a wild animal comes charging at you! I even would run away from a lizard! But that’s not the point here.
The point is that instead of running, or fighting the feeling, why don’t we simply accept it?
There are so many blog posts and videos on ‘Tips to Overcome Fear‘ but I rarely see anyone accepting the fact that they are afraid.
Yes, you heard me. It isn’t something groundbreaking, and neither does it make you any less of a person, but the moment we accept a situation it is in that moment we get clarity. Instead of panicking and running away from the lion, or blanking out during your test, you can simply accept the situation … and then your mind will automatically think of ways to get you out of the trouble you are in.
It’s that simple!
Acceptance is the first step towards overcoming ANYTHING, including fear. So instead of being scared, get uncomfortable, accept it and then only will you be able to move on rather than stay behind.
I am scared. Say it … accept it without panicking or worrying. And then think … how can I not be scared in that particular situation. Your brain will work on ways to help you out rather than freezing up on the spot. Train your mind and yourself to behave that way!
And when you calmly think … “what can I do?” … slowly but surely you will work out your own answer, and only THEN will you be able to take the flight or fight reaction. But remember … you will only get that with a clear head.
What do you think about accepting fear rather than fighting it? Comment below if you are thinking of trying it by this approach or if you have a different opinion from my own.