Drop the Fear Habit

Many of us go through life focusing on what-if scenarios that frighten us. We may tell ourselves that this fear is prudent and that it’s better to be safe than sorry. But, the consequences of regularly entertaining unwarranted fear aren’t harmless. The...

Fear and Stress

Decisions we make when we’re stressed or fearful rarely turn out well. The altered states of mind these emotions produce impede our ability to think clearly. The acronym ‘false evidence appearing real’ describes the perception of a mere rope as a...

Fear and Gratitude

If you fear something (and you aren’t in immanent danger), try turning your mind toward something you love, instead.┬áThis redirection of your focus makes appreciation a bigger part of your awareness. It may seem prudent to prepare for the worst case scenario,...

Facing Fear Frees You

Facing your fear is actually less frightening than ignoring it. Distracting yourself, hiding out or running from it keeps it lurking in the shadows, tormenting you as you imagine something far more threatening than the truth. Life only presents you with challenges and...

Motivation by Fear

When we make decisions based on fear, we play small and settle for less. Fear often causes us to disregard others’ feelings and violate our own values. Ironically, living in fear ensures we experience those feelings we sought to avoid in the first place. Taking...

Suffering in Advance

Worrying about something that hasn’t happened is borrowing trouble from the future. Because you don’t have as much information as you will when and if the dreaded scenario happens, you don’t actually know what your options will be at that time....