Overcoming Fears

Overcoming Fears


Fear is an emotion experienced in anticipation of some pain or danger. It exists in our minds and manifests through our actions. It is truly a challenge to overcome your fears.


What you need to do first is to identify your fears. Though it may seem obvious, you have to know it exactly to give a point of reference and something to focus dealing with. Either talk about it with someone or do ‘self-talk’. Denying or ignoring them doesn’t make them go away.


Do an action to defeat your phobias. Exposure to your fear may slowly help you overcome your fear. For example, if you’re scared of spiders, watch films relating to the creepy crawly. In this exposure therapy, you can be used to seeing it instead of avoiding your fears.


Face your fears by doing it over and over again. Have the courage to try riding a roller coaster to conquer fear of heights. Have the courage to try and learn swimming to defeat fear of drowning. Have the courage to join speeches or declamation to overcome fear of public speaking.

Some people may have hurtful experiences in the past making them afraid of romantic commitments. Some just have fear of rejection because they have so many doubts about themselves.


Fear causes stress in us. We shouldn’t let negativity and remove mental imprints of negative experiences permanently. Relax the mind because the more we think of our fear, the more we see it as a threat to us. The best thing that can happen once we surmount our fears is to gain confidence and be a new person we didn’t expect to be.