Face Your Fears Day

What fears do you have? – Did you know that we are all born with the same two innate fears! The fear of falling and a fear of loud noise. However, when you get older some people are able to control these and they no longer become fearful.

Everybody will be different, although I am convinced Spiders will be the main one for a lot of people!

Many of our conditioned fears originate from our childhood where we erroneously connected available stimuli with unpleasant events. We may also learn in later life to fear certain situations that occur.

We also have genetic fears, such as spiders and snakes. Through countless generations we have become naturally fearful of certain animals and the sight of any scurrying and writhing can trigger a powerful fear response.

Can you remember why a fear started? Sometimes, looking back at different scenarios from your past can help you to pin point why a fear was created or what triggered it.

Have you heard of FOMO? It is the fear of missing out.
It is a rising fear within the younger generation who are glued to their phones and spend most of their time on social media. It can be hard to put your phone down and stop scrolling mindlessly through your Twitter, FB or Instagram newsfeed.. “But what if I don’t see something someone has put?”
If you feel someone you know has FOMO, the best way to overcome it is to talk about it. Understanding what it is and why someone feels such a way will help them to recognise when it is happening. Don’t suddenly take social media away from them, that could send them into a blind panic! Talk about it when you notice they have spent a long time on their phone. They need to make the decision on their own to slowly pull away from it.

If you would like to try and overcome a fear, click through to find ten top tips from the NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/overcoming-fears/

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