Here Is A Thought On A Friday

How do you handle your fear? What do you do when you’re scared?

I have been thinking about this a lot lately. For me, it depends on the fear. If it is illogical or very unlikely to occur, I typically rely on superstition. You know, combat nonsense with more nonsense that is totally *not* nonsense if it works. If it is a fear more likely to occur, then I construct a very logical plan and always have a back-up plan and a back-up back-up plan.

But I’m really interested in how other people battle their fear – what is your go-to fear conquering move?

11 thoughts on “Here Is A Thought On A Friday

  1. I like to straight-talk with myself (usually in a bit of a mean tone): “Don’t be a coward, you coward.”
    Works every time. Stern me can be pretty scary.

  2. jennyshelton says:

    I hiked the skyline to sea trail last weekend. When the trail crumbles away toward the ravine, I used my hat as blinders, I faced away from my fear and kept going.

    Emotional fear, I cry, then pray for courage, then deal with it.

    Some things are still filed away in the denial and procrastination drawer. Maybe I will never face those.

  3. It depends on the fear and what I would benefit from if conquering it. If there’s a nice bonus at the end I will usually push through the fear and get it done. If there isn’t much of a reward I will usually set it aside, move on to something else and deal with it later if need be.

  4. It depends what it is. If it’s a fear such as a fear of heights I say ok get over it. Just do this. YOLO and such. If it’s a more legitimate fear i can go from avoiding it completely to writing about it to running from it to dealing with it. It really depends what it is Im scared of in the moment

  5. Logic. In every case, logic. Bump in the night? Well, the alarm isn’t going off, so nobody has entered the house since I set it. Post-trauma issue? This sucks. This shouldn’t happen. But it’s not what happened before. I’m okay. Existential matter? Nothing in life is guaranteed. I’m fine today, so I’ll be grateful today, and I’ll try to remember how lucky I’ve been if, some day, my luck runs out.

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