Written for Glide
By Maria Baker
All fears are different, it can be afraid of spiders to being afraid of talking to people. This means there are different ways to handle different fears. Furthermore, some techniques might work on one person but not someone else. Here are just a few techniques that you can try to help you with your fear, I can’t guarantee it will help but I give you all my luck!
1. What’s the worst that could happen? Some things can be worse than others. Just because something has a potential to harm you, it does not necessary mean it would. Just think logically or try to. For example, a spider, a small average house spider cannot harm you, but a poisonous one can. You should not fear every spider. In another case, you fear of exams, what’s the worst that can happen? Majority of the time you can do retakes but remember it’s not the end of the world.
2. Take your fear head on – This may sound insane, and I guess it is, but may be one of the most frequently used advice to tackle a fear. You should do something to face it head to head. Scared of heights? Go somewhere high (of course if it’s said to be safe). You can choose to do baby steps and getting higher and higher each time or just go for it, and so on.
3. Analysis your fear- write down why and how this fear came to place, by writing down the problems the solutions can be easier to find.
4. In the end reward yourself – You did something amazing you conquered a fear or at least helped yourself along the way to doing so, you deserve a reward for such a big achievement. Go you!