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I’m really tired of being afraid of everything…how can I get over my fears?


My entire life, I’ve always had irrational fears. Of everything. Some things induce panic attacks, others don’t–but I’m afraid of these other things enough that they keep me from doing things in my life.

I’m terrified of spiders…sometimes I can’t even sleep at night because I’m afraid there’s a spider in my bed. When I do see one, I have a panic attack and I’m terrified for the rest of the day and jumpy at everything.

I’m terrified of needles. Getting a shot scares me, but nowhere near to the level that IV needles or having my blood drawn does. When one of those two has to happen, I either pass out or throw up =/

I’m scared of disease. Appendicitis, west nile, swine flu, ebola

I’m scared of elevators. I feel like the cables will snap.

I’m scared of roller coasters–although I love riding them, I’m always afraid they’ll crash, so I don’t ride them.

I’m scared of getting in a car accident every time I get in the car.

I’m scared of airplanes–and I LOVE flying. I’m just always afraid that a plane will crash, so I’ve given up multiple opportunities to go for a flight.

I’m scared to go shopping somewhere alone… I always rush in and rush out and never have any fun because I hate it when people watch me.

I’m scared of taking a risk to find a new job or to move in to my own apartment–either for fear of being rejected at the job or not having enough finances to afford a place of my own.

I’m scared of riding in a car with someone else driving.

I’m scared of most bugs.

I’m scared of rejection.

I’m terrified of gaining weight.

I’m scared of flushing the toilet at someone else’s house (really weird, I know)

I’m scared that if I ever have to have an IV, that air will get in the line and cause me to die during a surgery.

I’m constantly scared that there’s something wrong with any internal organ–every slight pain will set this off.

I’m scared that I’ll leave an electrical appliance on one day when I leave the house and then it will burn the house down. I check and recheck things to make sure they’re unplugged whenever I leave to go somewhere…and then I’ll obsess about it all day wondering if I really unplugged everything.

I KNOW this is irrational.
I know that it’s stupid. And I know that it’s controlling my life.

But I have absolutely no idea how to get over it =/

I have a bipolar schizophrenic friend and we were at a restaurant. He was talking about his meds not controlling his anxiety. I said, &quot:Fear and anxiety might be a luxury. Right now, all you can think about is how anxious you are. But if someone burst through that door with a shotgun and shouted &quot:Everybody DOWN!&quot: and methodically robbed us all, you wouldn’t remember your anxiety at all. You’d have your nose on the hardwood floor thinking, &quot:I hope he doesn’t come over here…&quot: Different concern.

Why of all the emotions you possess, are you focusing on fear? Why not wonder, curiosity, interest, awe, even disgust? What is it about fear that makes you feel safe? It’s the emotion you run to for a reason.

Fear makes us think we can be safe. If only we warn ourselves early enough, nothing bad will happen. But of course, bad things happen anyway all the time to everybody. How long will your list become to protect yourself when you can’t possibly protect yourself enough? When did you learn that if you just add something to a fears list, they can’t hurt you any more? What’s next? Fear of Kleenex? tassles on loafers?

How tired are you of being afraid? Tired enough?

Here’s what you do:
1. get autoshut off appliances, set em and forget em.
2. look at the dashboard instead of the road when you’re in someone else’s car.
3. If you’re going to die from something soon on your list, you might as well live life to the fullest even if it’s only for the next 15 minutes. What are you saving? Not your life because that’s all washed up. Have fun.

You get to be afraid of spiders and that’s all, because everybody is.

you may have one disease, seeing you are terrified of diseases, i shouldn’t tell you this.. but, hypochondria is a disease where you think you are sick or something is wrong with you, and you are also terrified of disease, and the easiest way to get over that fear is to read &quot:the hot zone&quot: I got over my fear of Ebola because of that book. Don’t be afraid of swine flu, hun, they have a cure, and they have enough of it for EVERYONE in the US and half the population of Europe. I have hypochondria, or at least I used to, and if you have this disease, go to a therapist, i would highly recommend you do. Let me tell you, if you have an ache or a pain, it means you are gonna diiee. *ends sarcasm* if you think there is something wrong with you just email me. I am pretty young but I want to go into Harvard medical school and most of the pains you are having, aren’t a big deal. appendicitis hurts like hell, but why are you scared of losing an organ that can kill you if you are old by getting infected with cancer, that would be worse. Also, hahah. about the pain how it makes you think something is wrong. If somethings wrong it’ll last for weeks, I’m actually having an issue with my stomach right now, next week I’m being checked for an ulcer. And I’m not afraid, I used to have fears, but now.. I just began to think this year, what happens, happens, life is like a kidney stone, things pass, and they go. (:

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I’m really tired of being afraid of everything…how can I get over my fears?
My entire life, I’ve always had irrational fears. Of everything. Some things induce panic attacks, others don’t–but I’m afraid of these other things enough that they keep me from doing things in my life.

I’m terrified of spiders…sometimes I can’t even sleep at night…

Interesting. But, coming at it from another angle, fear is what drives them TO religion. Fear, initially, of the sun disappearing every evening, of the water falling from the sky, of the chill in the air that makes us shiver, essentially, fear of the unknown. Now, as the unknown has grown, at least to everyone but say physicists, smaller, the fear is pretty much left to that of dying and religion attempts to soothe that fear through an afterlife- though the hell half of that equation doesn’t fit. The, there’s that existential fear of being alone in the cold, cruel world. Face it, religion is a security blanket or a pacifier smuggled into adulthood.

It sounds like you have some kind of anxiety disorder and should probably see a psychiatrist. But the way to get over fears is to just face them. I used to be TERRIFIED of spiders, but that’s no longer the case at all. I just took small steps to get over it by first killing them from afar, then up close, then with toilet paper, now I can squish them with my hand and not be bothered by it. I suppose you could attempt to slowly get over these fears but seeing a psychiatrist is definitely your best bet.

I’m terrified of spiders…sometimes I can’t even sleep at night because I’m afraid there’s a spider in my bed. When I do see one, I have a panic attack and I’m terrified for the rest of the day and jumpy at everything.
(ARACHNOPHOBIA, YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE)

I’m terrified of needles. Getting a shot scares me, but nowhere near to the level that IV needles or having my blood drawn does. When one of those two has to happen, I either pass out or throw up =/
(I USUALLY SEE A COUPLE OF YOU EVERY TIME I GO TO THE HOSPITAL)

I’m scared of disease. Appendicitis, west nile, swine flu, ebola (WHO ISN’T? STOP WATCHING THE NEWS, SWINE FLU WAS WAY OVEREXAGGERATED)

I’m scared of elevators. I feel like the cables will snap. (STAIRS ARE GREAT EXERCISE)

I’m scared of roller coasters–although I love riding them, I’m always afraid they’ll crash, so I don’t ride them. (SO ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE, PERFECTLY RATIONAL)

I’m scared of getting in a car accident every time I get in the car. (THAT’S BECAUSE THEY ARE A MAJOR CAUSE OF DEATH)

I’m scared of airplanes–and I LOVE flying. I’m just always afraid that a plane will crash, so I’ve given up multiple opportunities to go for a flight. (AGAIN, YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE)

I’m scared to go shopping somewhere alone… I always rush in and rush out and never have any fun because I hate it when people watch me. (MAYBE A MILD CASE OF AGORAPHOBIA?)

I’m scared of taking a risk to find a new job or to move in to my own apartment–either for fear of being rejected at the job or not having enough finances to afford a place of my own. (AFRAID OF WHAT YOU CAN’T CONTROL)

I’m scared of riding in a car with someone else driving. (THAT’S HOW I FEEL WHEN MY GIRLFRIEND DRIVES!)

I’m scared of most bugs. (ENTOMOPHOBIA)

I’m scared of rejection. (A NATURAL HUMAN EMOTION)

I’m terrified of gaining weight. (THEN BEING SCARED OF ELEVATORS WILL COME IN HANDY!)

I’m scared of flushing the toilet at someone else’s house (really weird, I know) (LOL, NO COMMENT)

I’m scared that if I ever have to have an IV, that air will get in the line and cause me to die during a surgery. (EMBOLISM? I THINK)

I’m constantly scared that there’s something wrong with any internal organ–every slight pain will set this off. (BRAIN FART! THERE’S A NAME FOR THIS I JUST FORGOT WHAT IT’S CALLED)

I’m scared that I’ll leave an electrical appliance on one day when I leave the house and then it will burn the house down. I check and recheck things to make sure they’re unplugged whenever I leave to go somewhere…and then I’ll obsess about it all day wondering if I really unplugged everything. (SOMETIMES I’M LIKE THAT, WONDERING IF I LOCKED THE DOOR OR NOT…OH WELL)

I KNOW this is irrational. (NOT ALL OF IT!)
I know that it’s stupid. And I know that it’s controlling my life.

TO ME, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE SCARED OF WHAT YOU CANNOT CONTROL IN YOUR LIFE, MAYBE YOU JUST CARE TOO MUCH…being scared is nothing stupid, everybody is scared of certain things. You just took the time to make of list of it. I bet if I made a list of all the things I am fearful of, it would be the same length of yours.

The way I deal with it is to simply accept the fact that I cannot control what happens to me. S h i t happens, that’s just the way it is. If you can accept that fact, then you can move on to a point where fear doesn’t dictate all your actions. Also realize that being scared of things is normal, and don’t think you’re weird or stupid because of it.

he that fearth is not made prefect in love perfect love cast out all fear, fear brings torment you cant see fear you cant here fear you cant taste fear you cant feel fear but faith on the other hand that allows you to walk on water to overcome your fears you have to trust what you cant see you see the wind blow the leaves on a tree but the wind by its self you cant see you can only see the affects of the wind when fear comes knocking on your door send faith it answer it trust in what GOD did for you by sending his son JESUS CHRIST to die on the cross for you JESUS wants you to give him your fears because he loves you and wants you to cast all your cares and fears upon him jesus wants to make you perfect in love and you can only do this is by give your life over to him he gave his life for you and that is our only propose in this life when adam and eve disobeyed GOD that is called sin and every person that is born of adam is full of sin and this includes every person on the face of this planet so once you exchange you fears for JESUS HES THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN BRING PEACE INTO YOUR LIFE SO THAT YOU WONT FEEL THAT PHYSICAL FEAR WHEN HE GIVES YOU A NEW SPIRITUAL LIFE FILLED WITH PEACE AND NO FEAR IF YOU HAVE A BIBLE READ THE WHOLE CHAPTER OF ST. JOHN THAN READ ROMANS ALL OF IT THERE YOU LL FIND WHAT JESUS DID FOR YOU FOR IN ROMANS CHAPTER 12 VERSE IBESEECH YOU THEREFORE BY THE MERCIESOF GOD THAT YOU PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE HOLY ACCEPTABLE UNTO GOD WHICH IS YOUR REASONABLE SERVICE AND BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD:BUT BE YE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWINGOF YOUR MIND, THAT YE MAY PROVEWHAT IS THAT GOOD, AND ACCEPTABLE AND PREFECT WILL OF GOD

invite jesus into your life n all those fears in your life will b gone i promise u ….

god bless u …

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