Fear, uncertainty, doubt, anxiety - it's all real and we deal with daily. In fact, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) states there are over 40 million adults in the USA alone (over 18% of the population) that has an actual anxiety disorder. Fear is crippling us. So how do we deal with this and live a life that's thriving? Is it possible? What follows are four easy steps to overcome the feelings and thoughts that starve us of a fulfilling life.
Many of us simply want to avoid fear and feelings of anxiety. We're programmed and wired this way. Our brain has a direct response to situations where we filter the situation through our amygdala and decide: fight, flight, appease or freeze. That's our natural instinct.