I was once told I would never have to face my fears.
I’m sure you’ll agree, this sounds nice, but it’s completely misleading.
Anxiety is fear, and if you don’t face it, it will rule your life for however long you let it.
We can continue to live our lives using avoidance as the remedy, but how far is that going to get us?
If you’re afraid of spiders, how are you ever going to know if you’ve overcome the fear if you continue to avoid them?
I used to allow fear to dominate my life. If I didn’t want to go out and see people, I didn’t. I’d hide away. Inevitably, it led to Agoraphobia and severe Social Anxiety. If I didn’t want to go to the Dentist, I didn’t. I’d avoid it at all costs until my tooth started to ache so badly I had no other choice. By then, it was too late, and what should have been a straightforward filling required root canal treatment. If I didn’t want to get on a plane, I didn’t. I sacrificed seeing the world to ease my anxiety.
When I appreciated how other people could contribute towards my revival, how going to the Dentist would save me a lot of pain, and discovered how beautiful the world can be, the fear changed.
Anxiety is fear, and it’s only when you’re willing to face it you can overcome it.
ARE YOU DEALING WITH ANXIETY?
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