Fear can be paralyzing. Keep you up at night. Be the root cause of illnesses.
Some of my favorite ways of dealing with fear include:
- Reminding myself I have no control over anything except my emotions and reactions to situations.
- Journaling–writing out my thoughts about anything has always been a way for me to understand exactly what is going on in my head.
- Breathing–sometimes a person needs to take a break from everything going on in her head and breathe. Don’t think about anything else except the breathing. This is actually very calming.
- Count your blessings. I know this sounds hokey, but remembering all the things one has to be grateful for can improve one’s state of mind.
Here’s a list of other suggestions.