myspokenheart

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Day 29 – Over coming fear…

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Learning to get over fear is hard. Fear is a sneaky little beast that weaves it’s into your very thought patterns. Trying to dig it out is hard. I have some weird fears and anxieties, ones that can generally be ignored and then WHAM! fear is in my face. A good example is driving: I am afraid of driving in a city environment, like where there is a lot of traffic. I am afraid of driving in places that I do not know, or even places I do know but I am unsure where exactly I am going. I need a map of where I am headed in my head, or I get panicky, almost sick over it. I don’t know why. It’s not like I am a bad driver or that I have ever been in an accident. It’s illogical. I know it’s illogical, yet I still have to fight these overwhelming feelings.

But I am realizing that fear is holding me back; preventing me from living the life I want to live. Keeping me from finding my dreams and having adventures.  And so I am taking steps to beat the fear, one step at a time. I am working on it. And I am proud of myself, cuz IT.IS.SCARY….

I hope a few of the following picture/quotes speak to you and bring you courage… *hugs*

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4 thoughts on “Day 29 – Over coming fear…

  1. I have often had similar anxieties when it comes to driving because I am really bad at directions on the road. I use my GPS almost everywhere I go now because when I get lost I panic. Good luck at overcoming your fear and nice post 🙂

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  2. I have found that the relief I feel after having done something that scares me is extremely exhilarating and encourages to take another chance, and another…

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  3. I have a fear of driving to new places as well (especially when on my own). When possible, and if I need to be somewhere for a certain time, I do a dry run at a quiet time beforehand!

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    • Me too, especially when alone (or with someone who also has no idea where I’m going – the only thing worse is some-one who knows where but is terrible at directions, then I’d rather be alone!!!) Dry runs are good,otherwise I go check out online maps well in advance and print off my ‘how to get there’ directions.

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