The trouble with fear is it stops you enjoying life. In reality, security is no more than being able to handle anything that life throws at you. And this makes me think of an interview I recorded recently. "What's your favourite self-help book?" I asked Geraldine. "Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway," she replied. "At a time when I needed a confidence boost it really helped". And I agree; it's a book I've referred to and suggested to clients many times over the years.
Fear holds you back because it creates negative feelings; makes you believe you can't succeed. Fear often strikes when you've been over-working or over-thinking. Your tendency is to fight it; internally you're screaming,"Help!"
Instead relax, accept and detach yourself from the feelings that are making you feel agitated so that you can let them drift by with out connection. If there is something bothering you at the moment, do what Geraldine did and read a good book. Or doing something you've never done before. Test yourself in a new arena altogether. There's nothing succeeding in a new environment to say goodbye to fear. More book recommends here.
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Fun StuffTalking quirky, check out Richard Wiseman's site, Quirkology. This video is clever, especially if you find mathematics fascinating. Do like taking simple fun tests? Here's one to assess your age according to your musical preferences. I wonder if you're acting your age?
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