13 deep questions to ask yourself when you feel fear

  1. What am I afraid of?
  2. How can I cope with this worstcase scenario in a healthy way?
  3. Why am I so focused on not feeling fear?
  4. What is the worst thing that can happen if ________ (insert fear)?
  5. Is there anything I can do to feel safe right now?
  6. What do I need to feel safe?
  7. How is this feeling creative or unproductive in my life?
  8. Why am I afraid?
  9. Do I want to live without fear?
  10. What does it mean for me to live without fear?
  11. What is the worst thing that would happen if I didn’t feel fear?
  12. What would happen if I didn’t feel fear?
  13. How is this feeling in alignment with my values and what are my values?

13 tips on how to deal with fear

  1. Talk to someone you trust or a therapist.
  2. Participate in activities that make you feel like yourself again.
  3. One may also find comfort in their religious beliefs or spirituality.
  4. Name your fear.
  5. Meditate or pray.
  6. Have friends who will give you the support and encouragement you need.
  7. Get some exercise, which will release endorphins and help you relax.
  8. Find healthy ways to deal with the fear: talk about it, exercise, change your thinking patterns, confront it, etc.
  9. Eliminate your fear by taking direct action.
  10. Do not let your fear dictate your life.
  11. Discover what your fears are and what might be causing them, and then confront them head on by facing them directly with one thing at a time (if possible).
  12. Choose to live a fulfilling and happy life despite your fears.
  13. Build up your tolerance to what scares you with gradual exposure to it, until you can handle it more easily.

How fear affects you

A person feels fear when they expect to experience a negative event or believe they are in a situation where they will be harmed. Fear is a normal human emotion that varies in degree from mild apprehension to intense terror. One type of fear is called phobia, which is an irrational and intense fear of something, especially a specific thing.