Last night in my therapy group, some people wrote down their fears, as well as ways to let go of fear.
I fear that I did not take a picture of all I wrote in that group session. However, here are some of all the fears I listed:
- Mistakes that are irrevocable.
- Losing out on something I want.
- Death (mine and other people’s).
- Stupid or mean people in positions of power.
- The cold.
- The dark.
- Bad doctors.
- Car accidents.
- The news.
The sum of all the fears I wrote down last night was much larger than that.
Here are some of my ways to reduce fear:
- Take a deep breath.
- Name the fear.
- Self care.
- Ask for help.
- Take a small step forward.
- Connect with supportive people.
- Be in the here and now.
- Healthy food.
- Drink plenty of water.
While I didn’t take pictures of anything I wrote in last night’s therapy group, never fear! I did take the sum of all these photos yesterday:
What might be some of your fears and ways to reduce fear?
I fear I forgot to include something important in my second list, above.
My gratitude to all who helped me create the sum of this post and — of course! — to YOU.
I think naming our fears is huge. So often we avoid facing it. Naming it gives us that starting edge, that place where we can start to address it, face it, own it.