Fear, whether rational or not, can be a very unpleasant feeling. As much as we despise the emotion, it is often hard for us to push it away. Fear has a way of entering our lives and staying for the long haul; trying its hardest not to let us get a word in edgewise.
Anxiety and fear can be attacked; destroyed. The best way to do this is to dismiss our irrational fears immediately, telling ourselves that our minds are simply playing tricks on us. Constant reminders of who we really are and what we truly believe in are essential – they help us to recognize what is real and what is brought on by anxiety.
For some of us, our fears have been around for years, haunting our everyday lives. Oftentimes, this makes breaking the pattern of worrying difficult. Just like a bad habit, our mind begins to naturally slip into a mode that we’re used to experiencing, as negative as that mode may be. However, this does not mean that there is no hope for us. It is possible to turn our unhealthy patterns into healthy ones.
The next time you find yourself growing anxious, try to find a healthy way to ease your mind. Look at the progress you’ve made as a sign of being stronger than your obstacles and make a consistent effort to stop your fears before they start – or continue – to take over your life!