How to overcome fear
The word fear has two meanings:
“Forget everything and run”.
“Fight everything and rise”.
Fear is one of the most powerful feelings. It has a very strong effect on your mind and body. fear creates a strong signal of response when we are in danger.
Science of fear
when you walk upstairs to your room and the lights are off your eyes take time to adjust to the darkness, it is at this moment a figure starts to emerge from the corner of your room the horses of your brain starts to rush every nerve comes to the work, heart is beating so fast you can feel it through your chest. Your muscle tightens. adrenaline courses through you. This is it.
There is nothing quite like the feeling of fear. It sets us edge. But why do we feel fear? Where does it come from?
Fear comes from the brain. when people encounter something that frightens them, the hypothalamus in the brain reacts by releasing a series of chemicals to the sympathetic nervous system and the adrenal-cortical system. In the sympathetic nervous system, signals are sent out to release ‘stress hormones’, like adrenaline.
These kick the body into high gear, so it becomes tense and alert. At the same time, the adrenal-cortical system is also secreting hormones to other parts of the body, which instigates a series of remarkable changes to occur, almost instantaneously.
Heart rate and blood pressure increase, pupils dilate to take in as much light as possible, nonessential systems such as the immune system and digestion turn themselves off to allow more energy go towards emergency function, and veins in the skin constrict which keeps blood in the major muscle groups.
It will become difficult to focus on small tasks since your brain is preoccupied with fear.
Now that’s all with the formal and scientific terms and lessons….
Have you ever thought you feel fear when you not really in it?
Early human needed the fast, powerful response that fear causes as they were often in situations of physical danger; however, we no longer face the same threats in modern-day living.
Despite this, our minds and bodies still work in the same way as our early ancestor, and we have the same reactions to our modern worries about pay-grades or failures in day to day life or social life. But we can’t you know physically attack or run from these problems.
The fear can affect all of us now and then. It is only when it is severe and long-lasting that doctors class it as a mental health problem. If you feel anxious all the time for several weeks, or if it feels like your fears are taking over your life, then it’s a good idea to ask your doctor for help.
So now coming to the point…
Ways to overcome your fears-
KNOWING YOUR FEARS
It’s normal to have fears. You may experience fear when you ride a bicycle for the first time or when you start a new thing. However, when fears begin to take over your mind and affect your functioning, it becomes become a problem. If your fears feel overwhelming, the distress from the fear can interfere with your ability to work at your full potential and you may experience deep anxiety or nervousness. Reflect on your fears and notice how much they affect your life. Are your fears keeping you from moving forward with what you want in your life? The following are some considerations:
Your fear causes deep anxiety or panic.
You recognize that your fear is not rational.
You avoid specific places or situation
Avoidance of fear causes distress and interferes with your functioning.
The fear has persisted 6 months or more.
After knowing what fear really is you need to understand the symptoms of fear:
your heartbeat increases drastically.
Breathing problems for the moment starts.
Too much panic
To flee attitude
Some of the reasons for fears:
Any traumatic event:
for example, if you’ve seen or experienced any kind of snake attack, you grow a fear for snakes in you and never dares to go near them sometimes the case is so worse people can’t even hear or discuss it, though actually snakes never attack human intentionally, the attacks only are they feel threatened, it’s only in your mind that snakes are dangerous.
While a fear response is natural for this kind of event, some events may be unavoidable. Recognize that your fear is not a wrong thing, but also needs to be addressed.
Some evidence suggests that children, in particular, decode environmental information and develop fears based on what they observe may be a threat. By watching adults interact with an object or situation, the child learns to create associations such as “fearful” or “potentially harmful” regardless of an actual posed risk.
How to overcome your fear:
First of all, you need to acknowledge your specific fears, it’s quite easy to ignore or deny your fears, even to owning your feelings you’ve taken the first step toward gaining control over the situation.
“don’t judge your fears. Acknowledge what comes up with no attachment to “good” or “bad”.
Think about does your fear really exists:
Many fears are based on false beliefs or fake thinking will harm you, and that you will die. Identify these patterns of thinking, and start to question them. Do some online research and understand your actual risk versus perceived risk.
Recognize that the worst-case scenario is highly unlikely. Begin to restructure your thoughts to not engage in catastrophic thinking, and start to talk back to those thoughts.
When your fear arises, pause and reflect on your actual risk. Talkback to your negative thoughts or false beliefs and say, “I snakes are venomous but the attack only when they feel they are being harmed”.
Always practice engaging with the fear. The power to label your emotion is beneficial for self-understanding and emotional intelligence. It also appears that engaging with fear and verbalizing your fear has incredible power to help you tackle fears and control emotions.
This proves running from fears never improves the way you feel about your fear. Next time you experience this false emotion, try to fight it with your words, using words that describe your fears.
Learn relaxations techniques:
When your body experiences fear your mind releases adrenaline resulting in increased blood flow, learn to override this response and relax your body that there is no danger and that are safe.
Try to learn meditating techniques to relax and train your mind to face your fears.
You need to understand the world you live is all in your mind. If you think one specific thing is dangerous it appears dangerous to you but in reality, it may be not that harmful. Fear is useful but more harmful for your personal life fear of failure may be a great set back for your new start: who knows which could turn into multimillionaire company. So always fight your fear and rise.
Remember F.E.A.R is also often abbreviated as FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL.