Fear can take many forms and prevent you from doing a variety of things. You may fear something and not even realize it. Holding on to fear can have a negative impact on your overall health and wellness by causing stress, anxiety or doubt.
Do you have a fear of change, fear of failure, fear of success, fear of the unknown, fear to try new things, fear of letting others know how you feel, fear of being judged, fear of sharing your true self, or something else? There are as many types of fear as there are people. So what can you do about it?
Here are 5 steps you can take to overcome your fear:
1. Recognize and admit the fear.
2. Write it down.
3. Share what you're afraid of with someone. It could be a family member, friend or health care professional.
4. Think about the steps you can take to overcome it. Write them down.
5. Start moving forward. Begin slowly. Get help and/or support if necessary.
It may be difficult, but think about how great you'll feel when you conquer it! If it don't succeed the first time, don't give up, keep trying. You can do it!