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How to get over your fears

 All of us have fears that we have to get over. So today I am going to tell you how to get over your fears. This method is backed by science and many scientists have tried this method on people and it works.

How to

 In simple terms, the way to get over fears is to push yourself to do what makes you uncomfortable. Once you feel comfortable you move closer to conquering your fear to a point where you feel uncomfortable again. You keep doing that until you feel comfortable and are not scared anymore. For example, scientists did a study on people who did not like snakes. First the scientists told the people to sit in a room with a snake on the other side of the room. The snake was in a cage but after the people felt calmer and comfortable around the snake the scientists moved the cage closer. The scientist kept repeating this until the people felt comfortable with the snake around. Then the scientists had the people hold the snake until they were comfortable. The study shows that the people who had the snake fear now handle snakes without a problem. You can try this too, when you’re scared of something you can take slow steps to getting rid of the fear.

Other Ways

Even though doing what fears you the most through small steps gets rid of your fear, there are some other ways too. 

One way is to focus on your breathing, or in other words, do meditation. By doing this you are calming your body and mind. Meditation works best in a quiet place and can also be done with calm music or nature sounds.  

Another way to get rid of your fears is to think about it. Ask yourself why you are afraid. For example, if you are afraid of public speaking you could ask yourself why and one response could be because you do not want people to not like your speech. Then you could ask yourself what would happen if people do not like your speech, then you could say that if people don’t like your speech then they wouldn’t like you. You can just keep asking yourself and when you get to the end you might realize that there is nothing to be afraid of. 

The last way you can get over your fears is by going into nature. Nature is a great way to calm your nerves, as it is so serene. Many people benefit by just going outside before a big performance or something that they are afraid of. 

In conclusion, some ways to get over your fears include, meditation, visiting nature/going outside, questioning your fear and counquering your fear step by step through times of discomfort till you are comfortable and your fear is gone. I hope you enjoyed this guide on how to get over your fears. Check out some of the other articles on our website.


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