Overcome Your Fear Factor
Begin With Recognition
What: Fear Factor
Source: Research of Harvard University
Great For: Dealing With Fears, Personal Growth, Self-Help, Mindset, Anxiety
Are we more worried and fearful about life over the years?
Research of Harvard University has shown that feelings of fear, general anxiety, and nervousness tend to rise with age.
These negative feelings can manifest in many ways. You could be more concerned about your financial future, health problem, injury or simply children future.
As the effect of studies here are few solutions:
Tell worry to take a walk
Need a mental break from fear or worry? Take a mindful walk during which you focus on your body awareness, movement, breathing, and surroundings. It is a simple way to refresh your mind and be more present. One study found that people who did 30 minutes of mindful walking twice a week for four weeks had less stress and better quality of life.
A cumulative effect
These ongoing feelings of fear and worry can have a deep impact on your health. You may become less active and less social, both of which can contribute to frailty, heart disease, and depression.
Thoughts on meditation
Try to meditate every morning and evening starting from 5min and extending day by day to 30min. Overall they say 20min is a good timing twice a day.
What to do
There are many ways to address constant fear and worry so they do not consume your life. The first step is to identify your fear’s source. “The right treatment begins with recognition”
Once you are aware of your specific fears and when they typically arise, you can take other means to manage them. For example: Practice mindfulness.
Mindfulness trains your mind’s attention to be more present without drifting into concerns about the past or future. This mindset helps you not to overreact to fearful thoughts and reduce any stress, depression, or anxiety that accompanies them.
Meditation is a popular way to learn mindfulness. The goal of meditation is not to push aside or block fearful thinking, but rather to notice your thoughts and feelings and realize that you don’t have to act on them. This could be as simple as closing your eyes and repeating a single phrase or word, or counting breaths.