A new approach for dealing with fears/avoidance: turning them into Questions
Hi, I'm popping in again to share an approach that my Higher Power gave me to deal with my fears once and for all.
FEAR (Face Everything and Recover). For example, my ongoing fears about getting a new job, since my current one is not adequate for my needs.
I'm finally aware that facing everything will actually dispel these fears. But I have to do it in a way that I can handle, breaking it down.
So, this approach is as follows:
1. Turn every fear into a Question. Ex: If I'm afraid about listing a job on my resume for certain reasons, I turn the fear into a question that will help me find answers to solve the situation. "How do I list certain jobs in my career history if ....?"
2. Type that Question into my search engine and see what answers come up. Choose the most reputable sources that can give me information and provide solutions.
3. Start implementing the solutions I find. Break them down into actionable steps I can actually handle and be willing to do.
It's as simple as that. I started doing this and I feel a little better already. The hardest part will be to start taking the actions, but at least when I break my fears into questions and get details, that information I get empowers me. Knowledge is power.
Hope that helps someone else here too.