With everything changing so quickly, it’s easy to become paralyzed with fear. Everyone is taking taking political sides, technology is growing by leaps and bounds, divorces are almost normal now, you’ve probably changed your career at least once, and when you go to your favorite coffee shop for a little escapism in the form of a latte, you find the menu has changed.
To Get Rid of Fear and Worry Try One or a Combination of These Suggestions…
1 Make a Plan-
Sometimes the best way to get rid of fear is to have a Plan B waiting.
2 Decide to Fully Participate-
Often we get afraid when we’re not giving 100 percent.
3 Use Affirmations-
Rather than letting our mind run rampant with negative thoughts, replace them with positive ones. Every thought–negative or positive–impacts our sense of well being. By replacing our negative thoughts with positive affirmations our fear begins to disappear.
4 Focus on What’s Going Right-
Whatever we focus our attention on expands. If we’re focusing on the woes that could befall us, then our fear increases. How about focusing on what’s going right and seeing that grow?
5 Stay in the Moment-
When we’re afraid we are either worrying about what will happen in the future or trying to rectify the past. To get in the moment, be concerned only with what’s happening right NOW.
6 Start Taking Action-
When we feel paralyzed, confused and overwhelmed by a situation, one way to get out of the fear is to break it down into small, manageable tasks. Just get moving!
7 Stop Taking Action-
When we run into lots of road blocks, it’s a good sign we’re in fear. Our need to make something happen may be interfering with a resolution. If you’re coming across lots of obstacles, the best way to get out of fear is to stop and do absolutely nothing. Wait until the fear passes and you listen to your intuition to take action.
8 Slow Down-
The more fear we’re in, the more urgent things seem. We start breathing faster, talking faster and moving faster which escalates the perceived seriousness of the situation. To get out of fear, slow down, take a deep breath and relax. Put yourself in slow motion.
9 Move Into the Fear-
This is the last suggestion, because it’s usually the hardest. When we have a situation that never seems to be resolved, it’s because we are trying to avoid what we’re afraid of. This only prolongs and intensifies the fear. Instead, move into the fear. Allow or accept the worst that might happen. Think of the most fearful thing that could happen and give it permission to do so. Once we do that, the fear releases immediately.
We think the problem is this or that, but our real problem is the fear. Once you get rid of the fear, you can hear your intuition. And our intuition can get us out of any jam, anywhere, anytime with anyone.
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