Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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Fear is a strong emotion and can be motivating for some people while being paralysing for others. Here are a few tips for overcoming fear:

  • Practise facing fear. Taking action helps you find ways of overcoming the fear.

  • Just do it. Do what you’ve been putting off.

  • Take the first step. You’re well on your way to overcoming your fear.

  • Build up your courage to tackle the fear. Confronting your fear gets you moving forward again.

  • Think of the worst-case scenario. Tell yourself you’re going to be able to deal with your fear.

  • Explore other options. Look around the situation for other possible alternatives.

  • Take small steps. Small steps are easier and increase your confidence that you can move forward.

  • Ask friends for help. They can often solve issues and help you see alternatives.

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