When fear and anxiety become a pattern in our lives, they become a problem. If your plugged drain in the kitchen sink is a problem, do you ignore it? Of course not. You call a plumber or try to fix it yourself. When fearfulness causes harm to your physical and mental stability, and you find yourself avoiding things that might create more fear, don’t ignore it.

Fortunately, all fears are learned. No one is born with fears. Fears can therefore, be unlearned by practicing self-discipline repeatedly with regard to fear until it goes away.

Face your fears

A little bit of fear is normal. In fact, fear helps you instinctively protect yourself from harm. Common ways of facing your fears are evaluating the risks, creating an action plan, seeing a therapist, and being sure not to completely avoid your fears. 

Whatever your fear, if you face it, it should start to fade. If you panic one day getting into a lift, for example, it's best to get back into a lift the next day.

Don't try to be perfect

You don’t need to be perfect to live the kind of life you came here to live. You just need to be honest with yourself about what matters to you and then build the courage to create your life from that passionate base.

Perfection is limiting; it requires boxes to be checked and draws lines to be colored in. Possibility can be messy, but that's what we came for, I think.

Reward yourself

Give yourself a treat. When you've made that call you've been dreading. We often get stuck in the rut of thinking nice things are always expensive things, but that just isn’t true. Think about things you love, and then consider what you can purchase that would add to or upgrade this passion.

Use Nature as Your Therapist

Nature-based therapeutic service is a therapeutic approach that weaves together personal wellness, community improvement, and greater sustainability. The approach involves doing service for nature as a way to build relationships and emotional attachment, self efficacy, resilience, and sustainability.

Use your Imagination in Positive Ways

Using your imagination to change and improve parts of your life requires planning, practice, and technique refinement. However, set against carefully crafted goals, you can transform the world around you. If you’re not familiar with ways to use your imagination to turn your life around, it’s time to discover the power of that little pot of gold nestled in that grey matter between your ears.

Imagine the worst

 Try imagining the worst thing that can happen – perhaps it's panicking and having a heart attack. Then try to think yourself into having a heart attack. It's just not possible. The fear will run away the more you chase it.