Relate To Others Confidently - The Big Six

Fear

“Worry gives a small thing a big shadow”

Swedish Proverb


“There are three things which are not worth worrying about but which account for the majority of all worries: the unimportant, the unlikely, and the unresolved. Ban these from your life, and you will waste little time in worrying.”

Manage Your Mind, The Mental Fitness Guide by Gillian Butler and Tony Hope. Oxford University Press



The fear response is designed to protect the body and keep it ready for action in case of need. Physical symptoms of fear are individual to each of us but may include palpitations, feeling faint or dizzy, sweating, numbness, trembling, breathlessness, nausea and tightness in the chest or throat. Although the symptoms of fear can be distressing they will, like all emotional responses in the body, naturally reach a peak and then subside. If our fear is a result of real danger it is deemed rational, if danger is absent it may be considered irrational, but in either case the fear itself is real. Focusing on the breath during periods of anxiety can be a good way of shifting your focus until your fear naturally subsides.

 

 

 

 

 

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