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Why are you so afraid?

So many of us seem to spend our lives scared of what to do, who to meet and what we can be. We often shy away from challenges and we won’t let ourselves become who we want to be. If you feel as if you are scared throughout your life to try new things and take on challenges, here are some ways that you can train yourself to be braver.

  1. Get comfortable with fear

Fear is something which no one wants to come nose to nose with in life, however, it is something which we have to do in order to show ourselves what we are capable of in life. How would you know that to couldn’t abseil without trying it first hand? The time is now to stop pulling yourself back from challenges and to accept that you have the power to change the course of your life. Make it your goal to face one fear this year, and you will see how strong and confident you will become.

  1. Be positive

Positivity is the most important thing in the world. If we don’t think positivity and confidently, we can never find true happiness in our lives. If you are too scared to face new challenges you may want to visit psychologists who can talk you through and give you the motivation to do better. Be positive, surround yourself with people who lift you up, and focus on the positive things in every single day. Once you change your mindset you will feel happier and more willing to try new things.

  1. Don’t pay attention to fear

A lot of the time fear is that small niggling sensation at the back of the spine which makes us nervous and makes us not want to try new things. If you are ruled by fear you will never learn to be strong and independent. The next time fear tries to tap you on the shoulder you need to ignore it and run in the opposite direction. Once you realise that fear doesn’t control you, you will be more confident.

4. Don’t dwell on mistakes

The most crucial thing to remember in life is that no one has it all figured out. No one is perfect and no one knows everything there is to know about life. If you struggle with this concept you need to re-evaluate your life for a moment. Many of us have bad experiences and then shy away from new opportunities because we are afraid to make the same mistakes again. But this way of thinking is never going to do you any good and it will simply serve to make you miserable. Forget your past mistakes and jump right in. You only have one life so live it now.
Mistakes are lessons we learn to prepare us for the future. They are nothing to be ashamed of and they shouldn’t stop us from living a great life in the future.