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  • Writer's pictureDr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam

How to conquer Your Biggest Fear?

Fear. It's a primal emotion that keeps us safe, but sometimes, it can become a roadblock to living our best lives. Whether it's public speaking, heights, or even asking for a raise, conquering your biggest fear can feel like climbing Mount Everest. But fear doesn't have to be your Everest; it can be your Kilimanjaro – a challenging climb, but with an incredible view from the top.

Here are some tools to help you tackle that fear and reach new heights:

1. Name It to Tame It: The first step is acknowledging your fear. What is it you're afraid of? Public scrutiny? Failure?Once you identify the specific fear, it loses some of its power.

2. Understand the Why: Ask yourself, "Why am I afraid of this?" Is it a fear of rejection? Fear of the unknown?Understanding the root cause can help you develop coping mechanisms.

3. Break it Down: Don't try to conquer your Everest in one go. Start small. If public speaking terrifies you, begin by giving a presentation to a trusted friend or family member. Gradually increase the difficulty as you gain confidence.

4. Reframe Your Thinking: Our brains often catastrophize. Instead of assuming the worst, challenge those negative thoughts. What's the most likely outcome? Will the world end if you make a mistake? Probably not.

5. Knowledge is Power: If your fear is rooted in the unknown, educate yourself. For example, if you're afraid of flying,learn how airplanes work. The more you know, the less fearful you'll feel.

6. Seek Support: Don't be afraid to ask for help. Talk to a therapist, join a support group, or confide in a trusted friend.Sharing your fear can be incredibly empowering.

7. Celebrate Every Step: As you face your fear, no matter how small the step, acknowledge your progress. Reward yourself for your bravery.

Remember, conquering your fear is a journey, not a destination. There will be setbacks, but with perseverance and these tools, you can reach the summit and enjoy the breathtaking view of your own courage.

Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)

Internal Medicine Specialist

Kify Hospital



Phone : 85000 23456


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