You Can Learn to Overcome Fear
We are not living in normal times, but there is probably a new normal awaiting the end of this crisis. Fear mixed with uncertainty is everywhere. Normally fear and insecurity are considered human nature and help ensure that you stay protected and safe. We have all experienced both large and small amounts of fear at one time or another, and those fears may also directly impact our mental and physical health. How do you overcome fear? In this article you will first discover some ways to mitigate fear, and then I will share some I AM affirmations for releasing the power of subconscious mind to eliminate fear.
Fear has the ability to bring about physical symptoms like sweaty palms, a racing heart, or even a churning stomach. It can alter our brain function and cause us to feel chronic stress throughout our daily lives.
Sometimes fear can save our lives and play a huge role in the outcome of a situation, but other times it can hold us back from our dreams and aspirations. We learn fear through personal experiences or observations, that then become triggers in similar future situations.
How Fear Impacts Your Life
Have you ever been in a meeting where you were too scared to say your great idea because of the possibility of judgement? Have you ever been afraid to present to a group or audience because you might forget what you were going to say?
These are just a couple of the fears that the majority of adults are faced with on a daily basis. These fears can become so strong that they can hold people back from ever advancing on their career path, or enjoying the work that they do.
If you can think of times where your self-talk has prevented you from doing something, then you have probably felt paralyzed by fear at one time or another. When you are afraid to take risks and step out of your comfort zone, fear is getting in the way of your living a fulfilling life.
If you are constantly focusing on what will happen tomorrow or anticipating the future, you most likely are allowing fear to control your life and get in the way of fulfilling your deepest desires.
Preventing yourself from being present in the moment holds back your possibility of success. Not being in the moment is a negative state of being that invites fear, and is affecting millions of people all around the world.
Especially now during this crisis.
Many people in the world today are fearful about their future and unable to focus on the present moment positively. The affirmations I have to share with you will provide a way to overcome any fears you may be facing.
Ways to Let Go of Fear
By identifying and pinpointing what triggers fear in your mind, you can understand and come to terms with the things that scare you the most. When you recognize and write down your fear, you will learn to eliminate it by associating the fear with different situations that can be related back to a deeply rooted fear.
You can also do this by becoming present, relax…breathe .. observe yourself, and identify by asking “what am I really most afraid of right now in this moment?”
This technique takes a lot of time and practice but will allow you to be more prepared for future situations and will give you the ability to let go of things that have held you back for years. When you are no longer afraid, you can step out of your comfort zone and accomplish things that you normally would have avoided.
Another way to let go of fear is through tricking yourself into understanding your strengths. By recognizing what you are good at and where you are most talented, you can replace thoughts of fear and avoidance with reasons why you are capable.
This is a form of self-talk that allows you to learn self-confidence and utilize your strengths. When you can replace one thought of fear with three things that you are really good at, your brain will feel confident and prepared to take on the tasks that scare you the most.
For example, millions of people around the world are terrified of public speaking. Some reasons may be that they are afraid to mess up, they are afraid of being judged by the audience, or they are afraid that they will forget what they had planned to say.
When you analyze each of these fears and replace them with strengths, they no longer seem as realistic. For example, if you are afraid to forget your train of thought, tell yourself that you have a very strong memory, you perform well under pressure, and are able to remember your conversations with others every day.
These are just a couple of the many techniques that allow you to release fear and prevent it from paralyzing you. Below are some affirmations that will help you program the subconscious with courage to overcome fear.
Ten I Am Affirmations to Release the Power of Subconscious Mind
Courage is the ability to analyze your deepest fears, addictions, and habits and let go of them. This release allows you to step out of your comfort zone and take the risks that are necessary to align you towards success.
Success and courage can mean something different to every individual but understanding how to boost courage and feel confident can improve the life of any person. Below is a list of ten different I Am affirmations, with strategies and techniques that program you towards a feeling of trust and courage within yourself.
1. I Am Prepared for Whatever the Day May Bring
When you are prepared to take on any situation, you will no longer feel the need to constantly anticipate the future. Letting go of these worries allows you to trust in yourself that you are capable of any task that the day may bring. When you feel a sense of trust, you will be motivated to take risks and accomplish tasks that you may have avoided in the past.
2. I Am Confident in My Abilities
This is one of the most important affirmations that will lead you to a true feeling of bravery and courageousness. When you believe in yourself, you will be confident and well-respected in any situation that may arise.
When you repeat this affirmation to yourself before completing tasks that may have triggered fear in the past, you will feel confident in your abilities and will no longer second guess yourself.
3. I Am Positive Minded
When you shift your self-talk from negative to positive, you will realize how much your mind plays a role in the result of your situations. When you tell yourself that you are no longer afraid of the things that used to trigger you, you will feel calm taking on seemingly daunting tasks.
Once have moved past feelings of fear and doubt, there will only be a sense of confidence from within. When these past feelings arise, remind yourself that you have moved past them and no longer recognize your fears.
4. I Am Enjoying All Challenges
When you recognize challenges as a strength and something that you enjoy, you will constantly be searching for new opportunities to take risk and step out of your comfort zone.
By telling yourself that you enjoy being challenged, you will be courageous and feel capable of things that used to trigger fear.
5. I Am in Control of My Responses
Many times, the things we are most afraid of come from fear of the unknown. We do not know what will happen as a result of a certain situation, which causes feelings of doubt and insecurity.
Although we cannot affect the outcome of a situation, we can control how we react. When you understand that you can respond to things that used to immediately trigger fear, you can alter your perspective on challenges and feel stronger.
6. I Am Present in This Moment
Fear and a lack of courage often are a result of anxiety and worry about the future. When you are constantly worried about what could happen or what mistakes you made in the past, you will not be able to step out of your comfort zone and reach your potential. By being present in the moment, you can focus on letting go of your fear and feel confident taking on any task.
7. I Am Powerful and Capable
Telling yourself you are capable of completing any task is the first step to feeling courageous and confident. When you have this empowering self-talk within, you will feel the need to take risks and maximize your potential.
8. I Am Certain About My Future
When you trust the outcome and are no longer trying to determine it, you will let go of the worry that has been controlling your life. Trust that things will work out in your favor, and you will feel encouraged to accept the task.
9. I Am Unstoppable
When you feel like nothing can get in your way, you will be focused on the challenge at hand and will no longer be worried about the past or future.
10. I Am Strong Within
When you remind yourself of your inner strength and capability, you will realize that your courage also comes from within and you are qualified to act upon it.