3 Questions to Ask Yourself to Overcome Your Fears
Dr. Todd Farchione, an Assistant Professor who directs the Intensive Treatment Program for Panic Disorder and Specific Phobias at Boston University, suggests that when you’re in a situation that frightens you... ask yourself three questions. He suggests writing these questions down and keeping them with you when needed. You can actually put it in your cell phone so you can reference it when necessary.
The questions you want to ask yourself when you're feeling afraid or feeling anxious:
1) What’s the likelihood that this thing that I’m afraid of is actually happening?
2) What's the worst that's going to happen?
3) How would I cope with that?
“If you can reduce the danger associated with something or increase your sense that you would be able to cope with it and manage it, you'll experience less anxiety,” says Farchione.
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