5 Irrational Fears We Must Stop Believing
Even from a young age, we’re all afraid of something in our lives. Normally, it starts out as a fear of the dark or monsters and then as we get older, they tend to morph into other things. Some fears can actually become overwhelming, disruptive and way out of proportion, causing serious anxiety disorders or phobias.
As with most anxiety problems, they can be hard to pinpoint an exact cause of the fear. They can be learned, developed from nothing or, as we mentioned earlier, evolved in some way. This is where we turn our attentions to Huffington Post, which tries to address some of the irrational fears we face in adult life. They have some great tips there on how you can wipe away the insecurities clouding your mind:
1. The Fear Of Not Being Good Enough
When it comes to measuring our capabilities, we’re often the first ones to claim we’ve missed the mark — whether it’s a work assignment or a personal relationship. We’re the champions of self-criticism, often because we feel like we’re not adequate enough in the first place. But here’s the thing: No one is perfect — but imperfection doesn’t make you worthless.
2. The Fear Of Missing Out On Something
What if instead of chasing every moment we enjoyed the present one we’re currently living? With the dominance of social media, we often feel excluded from events that we believe to be life-affirming. But our perpetual fear of missing out can actually disrupt our lives. It causes time anxiety, it makes us feel lonely and more.
Remember, the first step to beating your irrational fears is accepting yourself. Chances are you may already feel uneasy just thinking about change; however it’s vitally important that you meet your insecurities head on. Head over to the article now and find out how you can help overcome your anxieties and phobias.
About Matt Lawson Matt Lawson is a UK based sports journalist who covers all the latest football (soccer) news and matches for the Press Association. A keen Newcastle United fan, Matt is usually found either watching or playing the beautiful game.