Looking for all of the answers in how to manage your most persistent fears and anxieties? I deal with fear on a personal level and I found it difficult to find all of the answers in managing my anxieties.
Let me explain the process of how I found those answers.
I first went to my local bookstore to find those books that dealt with fear and anxiety. I looked for those books that reviewed the techniques in how to manage certain fears and anxieties. As I read these books, I started a notebook and every time I found a technique that was useful in managing my fears, I would write it down in my small notebook.
Secondly, I interviewed various professionals in the psychology and religious fields and they provided me with additional information. Some of the techniques that they talked about was learning how to use positive self talk, using thought stopping techniques, and gathering the facts of a fearful situation.
For instance, a person should visualize a red stop sign in their mind when they encounter a fear provoking thought. The stop sign is a reminder to stop focusing on that thought and to think of something else. This technique is good in dealing with obsessive and scary thoughts.
Sometimes a person might encounter a scary situation that gets them all upset. When encountering these events, always remember to get all of the facts of the given situation. Gathering the facts can prevent us from relying on exaggerated and fearful assumptions.
I made it a point that every time I would experience a fearful or anxiety related situation, I would use the information in my notebook to help me. In every anxiety related situation I experienced, I began to learn what worked, what didn't work, and what I needed to improve on in managing my fears and anxieties. I did this for fifteen years and gained a lot of valuable information.
The main point of this article is that no matter how difficult it is to manage your fear and anxieties, the answers are out there if you look hard enough. It might take some hard work and persistence, but it is possible to find those techniques that work for you.
Stan Popovich is the author of "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods" - an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com/ For free articles on managing fear please go to: http://www.managingfear.com/