4 Steps to Overcoming Fear and Relieving Stress
Overcoming fear is critical to achieving more regardless of risks. After all, those who require security are the ones who have the least. You have to work the courage to achieve something innovative and unusual. But what to do to manage fear and worry so that it does not get in the way of decision making? Check out the four steps that can help you lessen the fears and worry:
Step 1: Identify and design your problem
Define in detail the problem or situation that causes you dread, use a notepad for this. Draw a line from the top right to the bottom left of the sheet, describing what will be worked on and answering the question “What exactly is bothering me?”.
* At this stage, 50% of problems are solved because people do not stop to identify the problem more intensely and attentively.
Step 2: What is the worst possible outcome for the problem?
On the right side of the sheet, write down the worst that can happen to the problem. That is, evaluate the risks that your actions can generate, for example, I can lose my job, my relationship, my investment, my health, and everything else that fits your reality.
* In the previous steps, you will have less influence from the fear, because they relieve the stress caused by the worry because you will develop resistance to the worst consequence.
Step 3: Accept the risks and learn from them
To deny the consequence that each risk brings what causes fear. From the moment you see the results of the worst that can happen and face them, you are putting an end to the fear. For example: Put in front of each bad result the following phrase, “If I lose my job, I may have the opportunity to get into a better company and learn even more.” That way you will remember that you always have an alternative and fear is disappearing.
Step 4: List what you can do not to get the worst results
After initial dread, think about what can be done to improve risk and achieve optimal results through more positive actions. Doing this fear will give way to courage, and you will feel able to reach your goals and will have enough clarity, creativity, and ability to solve problems.