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Stretch yourself and take a small step into doing

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Stretch yourself and take a small step into doing what you are afraid of, become comfortable with that step, and then take another step. Keep stepping into your fear and you will learn what you can do when you face your fears.
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Breathe deeply 3 times (in through your nose and slowly out your mouth) and repeat your mantra for strength and courage when you face your fears. It is important to NOT allow your fears to keep you from living your life fully. Most accidents occur within 25 miles of home. Going to the store for milk is more risky than going on your dream vacation and flying to get there. An avoided risk is an experience unknown forever. 4. Avoiding your fears lowers your self-esteem and sense of worth. When you don’t trust yourself to be able to deal with your fears, you never quite feel safe. When you allow your anticipated fear of the future – anxiety – to keep you from doing what you want, you don’t master life’s lessons. So, decide to live your life fully despite your fears and use your fears to increase your awareness of potential dangers and adapt as needed. Life provides us with many opportunities to face our fears and master life’s lessons. What can you do when the burden of guilt is overwhelming? ( ) Guilt is what happens when you focus on the event which is in the past and worry about what you “could have…”, “should have…”, or “if only had…” done. After a traumatic event, people tend to overestimate their ability to have predicted what was going to happen and this overestimation can lead to increased assessment of culpability and self-blame. Being stuck in the past is difficult because you cannot change the past, only learn from it. Guilt focuses on your mistakes and blame, not learning.
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