How To Use Affirmations To Overcome Fear & Anxiety

Overcoming fear is a challenge in and of itself.  And really there is no right or wrong way to do it.  Using affirmations to overcome fear and anxiety is just one way to step into a more confident and less fearful state.  Affirmations are used by many people to overcome fear and anxiety, reprogram their subconscious minds, and live a life filled with joy, happiness, learning, prosperity, self-confidence, and true fulfillment. So let’s talk about it. Shall we?

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If you begin to use affirmations in your life, you'll unleash a power that can eliminate the control fear has over you. You can literally use affirmations to get you through the tough times and gain self-confidence.  Whether you lost it and need to get it back; or you never had it, but want it.

You deserve to be confident and fully accepting of yourself and all your greatness.  And even the greatness to come.

Let’s start out by discussing why you have fears in the first place.

Why You Have Fears

Throughout life, many situations will cause fear, but fear isn't always bad! It can actually play an important role in your life.

Fear can instantly get your heart pumping faster and give you the adrenalin rush needed to get you away from a threatening situation. 

If someone were to chase you down the street, your fear could push you to run faster or think on your feet. In this case, fear is absolutely necessary to drive you to safety. 

But here is where fear becomes a problem…

When fear comes in when you're in no danger at all.

That's when fear becomes destructive. 

These types of fears can hinder your daily lifestyle and make you act in ways that you wish you didn't; keeping you in the past and unable to move forward.

These are the fears to overcome. 

Irrational fears, like the fear of being in an elevator or a fear of speaking in public, could cause you to avoid situations that could provide tremendous value in your life. Instead of avoiding fearful situations, learn to conquer your fears and live your life to the fullest. 

How Affirmations Can Help With Fear

Affirmations can help you overcome your fears by keeping your focus on being positive and in the present moment. 

That means you are no longer focused on what could happen.  But instead, you are tuned in to the what is happening right now.

What Are Affirmations Anyway?

Affirmations are short, positive statements that are written in the present tense. They describe how you want to feel as if you already experience those empowering emotions. 

You can find affirmations that pertain to your specific fear, or you can write your own. 

For example, if you fear elevators, you can recite to yourself: “I feel calm and relaxed right now.” 

Repeat this phrase along with other affirmations next time you ride in an elevator. Affirmations help you to find the courage within yourself to face the fearful situation. 

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The Importance of Believing in Yourself 

Affirmations only provide power for you if you bring to them a determination to get over your fears. 

Repeated on a regular basis, such as speaking them daily, can allow for affirmations to reprogram your mind to believe and act differently in the stressful situations you're seeking to overcome. 

The thing is you must be consistent and keep an open mind for them to work for you.

People get over their fears every day. 

You can find the courage and strength within yourself to finally declare that you're free from fear! 

Even if affirmations seem kind of silly at first, stick with them. They might not make you feel courageous immediately, but give it some time. 

Keep repeating them and you will see positive results.

You can take it a step further and look yourself in the eye in front of a mirror as you recite your affirmations.  Have you ever made a promise to someone looking them dead in the eye?

It’s not the same as when you just say something flippantly.

Looking yourself in the eye to say your affirmations is like making a promise to yourself.

Affirmations for Any Fear

You can find affirmations for almost any fear or negative emotion. But it may be more effective to write your own. 

Simply imagine yourself in the situation, responding perfectly and feeling peaceful inside. 

Write a positive, present tense statement, in the first person, describing what you see in your mind's eye. 

Create a few affirmations and repeat them to yourself over and over again. Repeat this exercise every day, and soon you'll begin to notice yourself feeling differently about those situations. 

Once you've worked through one fear with affirmations, you'll possess a tool that can conquer any fear that you have. 

Begin harnessing the power of affirmations today! 

Start small and allow the positive results to motivate you to use them more and more in the future.

Resources for overcoming fear and anxiety

Need some affirmations to get started?  Here is a list of 40+ affirmations for overcoming fear and anxiety.

Check out season 1 of the Transparency and Truth Podcast which is all about overcoming your fears.

Need help navigating overcoming fears?

Book a discovery call to see if we would be a good fit to work together. Or start by grabbing your copy of the Self Awareness Workbook – Who Are You? Designed to help you journal your way into a greater space of self-awareness, overcoming fears, and living a life you are proud of.

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