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Re: [CHAT]: How to do something that scares the shit out of you

Whoa, what an excellent chat! 

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Re: [CHAT]: How to do something that scares the shit out of you

Indeed. Sad that we are out of time. Thanks for an awesome chat. I hope fear is feeling better about all things fear. (see second post on thread for reference - coz I'm too lazy to post pic again/link in)

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Re: [CHAT]: How to do something that scares the shit out of you

G'night everyone! See you all around the forums.

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Re: [CHAT]: How to do something that scares the shit out of you

Sorry I missed it guys! I'm looking forward to catching up. It sounds like a good chat. Smiley Happy
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Re: [CHAT]: How to do something that scares the shit out of you

Thank you so much for coming everyone! Remember that these thread stick around and randoms will read them for years to come, which I think is pretty awesome, so thank you for helping a lot of people learn a bit more about facing fears Smiley Happy 

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Re: [CHAT]: How to do something that scares the shit out of you

Thanks for a great chat guys! Sorry I dropped out near the end. I'll read the last bit later! 

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Re: [CHAT]: How to do something that scares the shit out of you

Thanks everyone! Have a great week Smiley Very Happy

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Re: [CHAT]: How to do something that scares the shit out of you

Great chat everyone! Sorry I dropped off in the last bit, it was a good chat though Smiley Happy
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Re: [CHAT]: How to do something that scares the shit out of you

I decided that I'd a jumbled version of my responses, even though I couldn't join last night.

 

Fear is expecting something unpleasant to happen.

My fears (and it's a long list): failure, applying for jobs, uni assessments, going certain places, meeting certain people who left my life, socialising (generally new people), sleeping/nightmares, not being loved, and rejection. I fear that I will never get better and have no future,

My fear stops me from going out, being able to do certain uni work without a lot anxiety, and joining new activities such as new netball teams or running clubs. The fear of failure can stop me from applying for jobs or learning how to make coffee at work.

I have a major fear of getting in trouble and failing something. So basically the unknown scares me, even getting out of bed and facing the day is sometimes a fear for me.

I fear that if I stop running, I would become very unfit and fat.

 

If I don't try to push through than it hurts me and some of the people around me, and I don't want to hurt others. Plus if I do nothing I'll just stay stuck in my own mess.

I usually end up talking to someone if the anxiety from a fear gets too much and we talk about it rationally and that having a go at things is better than avoiding the situation. If I avoid this, then anxiety is strengthened. I also beat myself up about things when I'm too scared to do them.

Fear can be good at keeping me safe sometimes

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