By Stan Popovich
What do you do when your fears, anxieties, and depression are
stronger than what you can handle? There are times that no
matter what you do, your fears have the best of you. As a
result, here is a brief list of techniques that a person can
use to help manage their every day anxieties, stresses, and
When facing a current or upcoming task that overwhelms you
a lot of anxiety, divide the task into a series of smaller
and then complete each of the smaller tasks one at a time.
Completing these smaller tasks will make the stress more
manageable and increases your chances of success.
Sometimes we get stressed out when everything happens all at
once. When this happens, take a deep breathe and try to find
something to do for a few minutes to get your mind off of the
problem. A person can get some fresh air, listen to some
or do an activity that will give them a fresh perspective on
Sometimes we encounter a scary situation that gets us all
upset. When encountering these events, always remember to get
all of the facts of the given situation. Gathering the facts
can prevent us from relying on exaggerated and fearful
assumptions. By focusing on the facts, a person can rely on
what is reality and what is not.
In dealing with your anxieties, learn to take it one day at a
time. Instead of worrying about how you will get through the
rest of the week, try to focus on today. Each day can provide
us with different opportunities to learn new things and that
includes learning how to deal with your problems. You never
know when the answers you are looking for will come to your
doorstep. We may be ninety-nine percent correct in predicting
the future, but all it takes is for that one percent to make a
world of difference.
At times, a person might encounter a fearful thought that may
be difficult to manage. When this happens, visualize a red
sign, which can serve as a reminder to stop thinking about
thought. Regardless of how scary the thought may be, do not
dwell on it. This technique is good in dealing with obsessive
and scary thoughts.
Sometimes, it helps to be able to talk to someone about our
stressful situations. Talking to a trusted friend, counselor,
or clergyman can not only make us feel better, but they can
give you additional advice and insights on how to deal with
your current problem. Managing your fears and anxieties takes
practice. In time, you will become better able to deal with
your stressful problems.
As a layman, I have over fifteen years of experience in
with fear and anxiety. At times, my fears had the best of me,
however I never gave up and I was always determined to find
answers to my problems. Regardless of how difficult it may be
manage your fears and anxieties, the answers are out there if
you look hard enough.
About The Author: Stan Popovich is the author of "A Layman's
Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non
Resistant Methods”-a book that presents a overview of
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