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How to Conquer Your Fears Once and for All

Seek Professional Help

  • If you have a specific phobia that you are not able to conquer on your own. 
  • If your fears are debilitating, or you aren’t having much success facing them on your own.

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How to Conquer Your Fears Once and for All

How to Conquer Your Fears Once and for All

https://www.verywellmind.com/healthy-ways-to-face-your-fears-4165487

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Decide if you should face your fear

  • Consider the pros and cons of not facing your fear. 
  • Write those down. 
  • Identify the pros and cons of tackling your fears head-on. 
  • Write down what you might achieve or how your life might be different.

The best way to conquer a fear is to face your fears head-on in a healthy manner that helps you move past the fear rather than in a way that traumatizes you.

Evaluate Risk Level

Just because something feels scary, doesn’t mean it’s actually risky. Educate yourself about the facts and the risks you actually face by doing the things that scare you. 

Create an Action Plan

The key to facing your fears is to take one small step at a time. Going too fast or doing something too scary before you are ready can backfire.

Keep moving forward. A moderate amount of anxiety is good. Don’t wait to take a step forward until your anxiety disappears.

If you can’t actually do the thing that scares you to practice, you might use imagined exposure. 

Seek Professional Help

  • If you have a specific phobia that you are not able to conquer on your own. 
  • If your fears are debilitating, or you aren’t having much success facing them on your own.

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Admit your fear

In the first phase, take a close look at your history. Examine the choices you've made and the reasons behind those choices.

For instance, not putting effort into pursuing your own interests but instead, activities in which you can excel could point to the fear of not being good enough.

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And do it in the most effective manner. Write down the topic, the general purpose, specific purpose, central idea, and main points. Make sure to grab the audience’s attention in the first 30 seconds.

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