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We all have to deal with fears in our lives, the key is how you manage them. In this article, you’ll learn 5 ways to manage fear…


1) Exercise :

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  • Exercise can help you refocus as your mind can only focus on one thing at a time.
  • You can run, go on a walk, do a cardio workout, weights or do some yoga, it really doesn’t matter as long as you’re active.
  • This will build confidence and help change your state to be more positive.

2) Use Humour:

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  • When afraid we can be overcome by negative emotion that causes us to feel the way we do.
  • However, it’s not possible to be both afraid and happy at the same time.
  • For example, you might feel fear when you go on a fun fair ride, but if you enjoy the ride, it’s because the fear has been replaced with joy.
  • Therefore use this knowledge to your advantage, and try to laugh or find humour in the situation that causes you to be afraid.

3) Use the 5 Second Rule:

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  • The 5 Second Rule is incredibly versatile and can be used to manage fears .
  • If you can understand the emotional triggers that cause fear, you can use the 5 Second Rule to stop yourself from feeling overwhelmed.
  • You do this by understanding what you’re afraid of, but then identify and visualize why you’re doing it .
  • As you visualize, you count down from 5 to 0 and take deep breaths, as your brain has time to refocus attention on the purpose, rather than feeling.

4) Breathe Deeply:

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  • Breathing exercises can directly impact our mood.
  • Therefore, when you start feeling sensations of fear, breathe in deeply.
  • Inhale slowly through the nose deep into your belly, hold your breath for 5 to 10 seconds, then slowly release your breath through your mouth until no more air can come out.
  • Repeat this for 5 to 10 times, and focus your attention only on your breathing patterns.

5) Take Action Regardless :

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  • If your fear isn’t likely to put you in danger, push through and take action regardless .
  • By actively forcing yourself to take action, you gain experience.
  • Through experience we build confidence and repeated experiences will help you overcome the fear as it will become natural to you .
  • Do this by applying the 5 Second Rule if necessary.

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