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A Little Extra – Fear

So we’ve spoken a bit about the differences between fear and anxiety, but also discussed how the two intertwine. Recently I have experienced fear, and so, thought that it would be apt to share these experiences. 

As mentioned in my last post, my fear of flying overrides any other fears of mine. Writing this post from Portugal, unfortunately means that I have had to face this fear – and let me tell you, I really struggled. I had gone to the doctors with the hope of being prescribed a miracle pill that would take away my stress. Indeed, for a time I did feel very sleepy, but alas, fear won the war. I panicked as soon as we started to take off, and did not settle until we had landed three hours later. 

Yesterday, I experienced more fear, although thankfully not from flying. I was fortunate enough to have a diving lesson as a gift from a relative, and though I knew it would be out of my comfort zone, I wanted to try it. Not only did I cut four of my fingers, spend what seemed like an eternity trying to get the wetsuit on but I really felt uncomfortable breathing underwater. I managed to swim around the shallow end, but becoming submerged was not for me. 

So, what should you do when you’re afraid? It’s different for everybody, but I want to know what YOU do. Let’s help each other out by lending some advice. You can submit your response by commenting on this post, or by answering the question on my Instagram story, or via Twitter. 

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