With the new year upon us and there is a bunch of unknown. At least for me, the unknown means fear.
Everyone becomes afraid, and it is a natural human emotion. Fear can aid in a survival situation. It can alert you as to when something is wrong.
The problem is when you let fear hold you back from what you want to do. I am a creature of habit; fear interferes with my chance to move forward with life.
The process of getting a new job was stressful for me. For the first two months, I walked through the door, scared as to what the day would hold.
The stress and fear did not keep me from walking through the doors and facing each day. After a while, I became more comfortable, and now I wouldn’t change where I work for the world. My co-workers are some of my best friends.
There are different ways not to let fear get in the form of how you live your life. It will prevent you from moving forward in life.
When I am doing something that scares me, I try to think about how doing the thing that scares me will benefit me in the future. This allows me to continue the event that scares me.
This suggestion is easier said than done, but I sometimes need to push through the fear and do the act.
I have found that something that helps me is relaxing, I need to take deep breaths and imagine how good things will be after the event. I also (as cliche as this is), go to my happy place, which is somewhere where I am happy and not stressed.
Fear pushes us to new limits if we don’t let it hold us back. Practice and find ways that work for you to conquer your fear.