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Understand your fears

Fear is supposed to prevent you from getting hurt but sometimes fear is irrational and not helpful. When you understand what you are afraid of and why your are afraid of it the fear is not needed anymore. This gives your mind the opportunity to heal.

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I started a habit of reading in my free time a couple months ago and this seems like a convenient place to store the key ideas of each book.

This book helped me understand my own emotions and helped me improve my mental and physical wellbeing. Here are some of the ideas that I found particularly important.

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