One of the most inhibiting emotions is fear. People can be scared of so many different things. People can be terrified of typical things such as spiders, bees, bears, sharks, and ghosts. People can also have more personalized fears such as butterflies, the color yellow, cats, and other things that most people don’t give a second thought about. However, there are also cases where people have intense fears of some deep psychological emotions where they can feel completely encased in dread or sadness by the thought of facing that fear. And whether those psychological fears are fears of commitment, fear of dying, fear of not feeling loved or others, these fears can all be very difficult to overcome.
Some people don’t let their fears control their lives, and therefore don’t make an effort to overcome them. However some people’s fears are so debilitating that the only way to live a happy life would be to overcome these fears.
An example of a fear that is restricts a person’s happiness is a fear of food, gaining weight, or being heavy. This fear is typically what leads to dangerous eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia. People who realize the toll that this fear has over their own control of their lives often check into rehabilitation centers. These rehabilitation centers work with patients in order to reach them how to deal with and overcome their fear.
It is important to know that any fear that you have, if terrifying enough, a good way to work towards overcoming the fear would be to seek help outside of your own mind. Going to see a psychologist to help you work through and face your fears is one of the most liberating steps that one can take. There is a stigma behind the concept of seeking help. However, you should not be ashamed, and be proud that you’re taking the next step in conquering your fears.