Fear is an emotion every human being has but we are taught to fear the emotion of fear itself. Sometimes people teach others to stuff it down, pretend the feeling does not exist. That just leads to bigger problems. Tackling your fear and getting a grip on it is more than just acknowledging that it exists-it is about finding ways to let it stop controlling your life.
When we put our energy into pushing fear away instead of allowing it to be what it is, we miss the present moment. The best way to overcome fear is to dive head first right into it. You might say addiction was a fear and you dove head first into that, but that is a different fear. Most people are afraid to conquer life’s challenges. Release yourself from judgment about what could have, should have happened and get on with it. It is about time you recognize the power and control you do have rather than feeling scared that you have absolutely no control over anything in life, which is what breeds fear.
Silence the Inner Critic
It has been said by more than one person that most people’s inner critics are stupid. Self critical thinking and behavior leads to fear about loss of control. Embracing this fear can offer more self love than you ever thought possible. You are growing, changing and diving head first into something beautiful. If you dive into your fears, you can watch change happen and expand into an amazing adventure. Let go of that inner critic and start recognizing you are able to do anything you put your mind to, regardless of what that nagging inner critic has to say.
Detox the Fear
Fear will stop controlling your life when you detox the layers of fear built up over years that has been shoved under the rug for far too long. The best way to do this is put attention to it. Allow it to be present, breathe deeply and hold that feeling there. Pay attention as emotions rise and let tears flow if need be. There may be anger, grief, frustration or other emotions but lightness will also come over you as you recognize your own potential to stop the fear dead in its tracks. The more you do, the less fear will own your life. Let your personal intuition guide you as you become aware of what you need to do to release fear when it comes up and move forward. Fear will only control you as long as you let it do so. The weight of fear is something you can let go of and find the place inside yourself that says it is okay to feel the fear and do it anyway. Fear can be helpful in keeping you out of bad situations but don’t let it hold you back from becoming who you are meant to be in recovery; a person of strength, dignity, and uncompromising success.
Oceanfront Recovery will help you overcome fear and move forward with your life. You are worth releasing the fear that is holding you back from being sober and healthy. Call us to find out how we can help you move forward with your plans for recovery at 877-279-1777.