Facing your fears!
Everyone has something they are afraid of, even if they don’t admit it. It could be something simple or something complex but everyone fears something! Fear is a normal part of life and something we all must get over or learn to live with. So what are you afraid of?
There are some fears that are shared by many people such as flying on an airplane, or arachnaphobia (the fear of spiders). Other people may have a fear of heights or sleeping in the dark. Yet, whatever your fear is being afraid doesn’t make you any less of a person.
Ever since I was a little girl I had a fear of getting lost. I think it stems from actually getting lost a few times in my life. I have a memory of when I was only a few years old on the beach with my family and when I turned around they were all gone. I was so frightened as I ran around shouting for my mother. And I have several memories or getting lost when driving and ending up in some scary looking neighborhoods late at night. The mere thought of getting lost gives me panic attacks. Thank God for GPS!
For many people their fear keeps them from doing things they might enjoy. A person who is afraid to fly may be keeping themselves from visiting friends in other states. While a person who is afraid of heights may never see the top of the Statue of Liberty. The good news is there are ways to face your fears! You just have to want to do it (something that is entirely up to you)! You can either talk to friends or family. Or you can see a therapist or even be hypnotized. Just remember, fear is nothing to be ashamed of!