Our stress often comes from our fears, by Marguerite Tennier
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How do you scare yourself? Should you listen to your fears ? To that question I say YES. “But I already do that” you might say, and it does not work. I get more and more anxious.
Do you scare yourself?
Let me show you what I mean by listening to your fear. It’s more talking back than mere listening. It’s a conversation where you ask questions. When a fear shows up – anything, I know that for me I don’t automtically say “I am afraid”. No I usually feel stressed. Nervous. Heart beating faster, dry mouth. And then the “what if’s” start. What if: I lose my job, my car breaks down, he does not love me, she is angry with me, and dozens of other stories we make up, using our imagination to scare ourselves. I know this because I was very good at doing it. Continue reading “Fears = Stress”