Fear Less

FearLessI started this experiment in fear facing over a month ago and today when I am facing writer’s block on writing about fear, it is partially because I’m not scared of much right now. So, mission accomplished?? I’ll let you know. I don’t know the half-life of my fear-facing batteries.

There are still things I am scared of like car mechanics, and hospital food, and older carpeting, but I’ve faced some of the biggest fears in the last month. So, the hardest work is done.

Get Started with One

I’m hoping you can do this. Start with a list of the things you are scared of—even the ridiculous ones (like lipstick). You may be surprised that there are not that many that you write down. I actually struggled to find 31 things I was afraid of to fill up a month. I just asked a friend to rattle off some things he is scared of and he said “fear of asbestos and getting sued.” Not sure how he would face those, but you get the point.

Recruit a friend or family member to do the same thing each day for at least a week. And then compare notes—write about it, share on social media—it keeps you accountable if you tell people you are doing this. I promise you that even facing ONE of your fears will change something in you for the better.

If you have trouble facing something, you can stick to this one truth—the story you tell after you attempt facing a fear is better than the boring nothing that happens when you don’t do anything.

Celia Sepulveda

She is currently the Vice President of PR Strategy at Neighbor Agency, and spends most of her days collaborating with clients on strategic media relations and story telling. She lives in La Jolla, California with her partner and two children.

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