8 Tips On Not Letting Your Fears Overwhelm You

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Many people let their fears dictate their life. Fear can be so powerful that it can ruin your life if you let it. The key is to know how to overcome your fears so that you can live a happy life.

Here are 8 suggestions on how to not let fear disrupt your professional and social life.

Watch Your Thinking

 Your worrisome and negative thoughts can determine  how you feel. It is important that you recognize your fearful thoughts and change them into something more positive. Talking to successful people and reading some self-help books can be a great way to change one’s negative thinking.

Keep A Diary Of Your Accomplishments 

 It is important that you keep track of your past successes and accomplishments. This can help us to feel better about ourselves when things are not going in your favor. You can build on your past successes so that you can be more positive when accomplishing your goals.

Hang Out With Positive People

 Some of the people that you hang out with can affect how you feel. Negative people can make you feel depressed. It is vital that you are with people who are caring and positive. Your network of friends can be a great source of getting good advice from others.

Be Smart In Dealing With Fear

 Fear and worry can exaggerate our problems and make us feel even worse. The first step in dealing with fear is to realize that fear and anxiety can make things more difficult. When dealing with an obstacle, try to minimize your worries and rely on the facts. Don’t let fear change the reality and facts of your situation.

Do Something Positive

Get into the habit of doing something positive every day. This can help us feel more successful and decreases the fear and worry of your situation. Instead of getting caught up with your fears, do something that makes you feel successful and confident.

Stop Complaining

Some people tend to complain when things get difficult. Instead of trying to develop a plan to solve your problems, some people get angry and then make excuses. It is important to not let your negative and fearful situation get the best of you. Be determined to find the answers that will solve your problems

Do What You Can 

 A person can only do so much. Doing too much of anything can lead to fear, anxiety, and frustration.  Try to take breaks so you don’t get burned out. When things start to go wrong, try to find out what the problem is and do something about it. The key is to be successful without overdoing it.

Give Yourself Encouragement 

Do not beat yourself up when you make a few mistakes. Always tell yourself that you are able to accomplish anything if you want it bad enough. Encourage yourself to keep trying and not to let your mistakes and fearful thoughts get the best of you. If you still have trouble, then talk to a friend or relative who can encourage you. You are not alone in dealing with your fears and anxieties. There are people that can help you.


Stan Popovich is the author of "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods" - an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to:

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