Dealing with fear is a lonely battle, often waged just in your mind. Most of the people around you have no idea what you’re dealing with, especially if you’re able to maintain external appearances.
What’s more, it can be challenging to know if your fears are reasonable or merely the product of your imagination. You should get support from others because it is crucial if you regularly deal with worry.
When you tell others what you’re thinking, you’ll get to look at your worries from a different perspective. You can receive encouragement and clarity. You’ll find that they can often shine light into the darkness of your fears.
Some ways to get needed support are:
- Talk to a friend. Unburden yourself to someone that you know well and can trust. This person should be wholly accepted and not think that your fears are silly, no matter how small.
- Join an online support group. There are several online organizations specifically designed to help you cope with anxiety, including:
- Join a local support group. Depending on where you live, there may be in-person anxiety support groups that you can join.
Don’t be embarrassed if you struggle mightily with fear. Every person has their share of worries and anxieties. You’re not any different. Talking to others about your struggles can go a long way in helping you make progress. It can lighten the load you’re carrying.
Author Maya Angelou said:
Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm, or spiritual superstorm. When we look at each other, we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.
When you get support from others, you feel empathy and understanding. It can give you the strength you need to keep fighting.
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Until next time, stay safe and keep the faith.