Anxiety can cause many different feelings, including a sense of fear. The emotion encourages you to proceed with caution in potentially dangerous situations. But when fear crops up in response to situations that hold little to no danger, it can affect your quality of life.
Fortunately, treatment can help you overcome your anxiety and the sense of fear that may accompany it. Connect with mental health professionals through Confidant to develop a treatment plan tailored to you, your symptoms, and your goals.
In the meantime, try these tips for when you feel afraid.
Understand Phobias and Irrational Fears
When you are calm and unafraid, use logic to determine if your fears have a basis in reality. Anxiety typically stirs up irrational fears -- ones that don't make sense when you pause to think about them. For example, many people feel afraid of spiders even though the average house spider poses no threat to human health and safety.
Likewise, the thought of getting on the phone causes many people to feel anxiety, fear, or panic, but talking over the phone is harmless. Think about the worst-case scenario for your concern so you understand whether or not it represents a genuine threat. The next time you start to feel afraid, remind yourself of the facts.