Is fear holding you back? What if I told you that you can get it under control with 3 different techniques?
This quick episode is packed with great info! I share the three components of emotion, a useful definition of fear (so we’re all on the same page), the Lazarus Theory, the 5 fears we all have in common (and every fear belongs in one of the five categories), 3 techniques you can begin practicing today to handle your fear, and the safety tip of the week. Oh, and stay tuned for the quote!
3 Components of Emotion
We all know that emotions are temporary, can be positive or negative, vary in intensity, and are generally involuntary.
While there are several theories, my focus is on the Lazarus Theory. This link will give you more information about it, but also some others.
Dr. Karl Albrecht’s article: The (only) 5 Fears We All Share
3 Ways to Deal with Fear
- Deep breathing
Other resources that might help:
Headspace – A mediation app that teaches you how to meditate in short spurts (initially)
Tiny Habits – BJ Fogg spends a lot of time researching this topic. His approach is to focus on one very small habit at a time (something that takes less than 30 seconds to do.) You sandwich it between two existing habits. EX: before getting out of bed, take 3-5 deep breaths, then get up and put on your robe/slippers.
Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results by Stephen Guise – I LOVE this book. Between implementing tiny habits and then listening to this book, I’ve made a lot of positive changes to my daily routine. (affiliate link)
Safety Tip of the Week:
Get yourself a super bright, powerful, tactical flashlight (affiliate link) wih at least 200 lumens.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom. – Marilyn Ferguson