We are often surrounded by events that are terrifying or are a cause of worry. Therefore, we feel anxious and perturbed. It invokes in us a sense of fear and terror. Out of the many things that fear does to a person; the primary thing is that it makes us feel insecure.
Feeling secure is the basic necessity for a human being, because, without a sense of safety, the mind is preoccupied with threats instead of possibilities.The sad truth is that the solution to fear is personal and has little to do with external conditions. Hence, each of us needs to find our way out the fear and walk out like a free individual.
Following are five ways to overcome fear that is effective in restoring you to a state of personal safety and security.
1. Keep a pragmatic approach towards life.
Learn more about your fears and let facts diminish irrational fears. Seek genuine assurance in the facts and do not believe in rumors.
2. Interact with someone who actually listens.
If you really want to overcome fear, you need to talk about your fears and seek realistic feedback. For example, it isn’t rational to worry that you may be a personal victim of terror.
3. Build a curing connection between threat and yourself.
Forming a human bond with someone else is a powerful remedy—this bond begins in your own mind.
4. Step out of the apprehension loop.
Avoiding is not the solution but paying less attention is. Stop being addicted to violent scenes on TV or laptops of terrorist attacks, insurgency, kidnappings, bombings, and more.
5. Be a sensible optimist.
No one is asking you to bury your head in the sand, but psychologically, you can gain absolutely nothing by sullenly projecting future events that you have no control over. You can achieve this by meditating.
This strategy of finding your own sense of security and building upon it is very valuable while adopting second-hand opinions about how scary the world brings no personal growth—instead, it makes your awareness constrict.