Ten ways to fight your fears
Practical problem solving
Whatever it is that scares you, here are 10 ways to help you cope with your fear and anxiety: 1. Take time out
It feels impossible to think clearly when you’re flooded with fear or anxiety. A racing heart, sweating palms and feeling panicky and confused are the result of adrenalin. So, the first thing to do is take time out so you can physically calm down. Distract yourself from the worry for 15 minutes by walking around the block, making a cup of tea or having a bath. When you’ve physically calmed down, you’ll feel better able to decide on the best way to cope. 2. What’s the worst that can happen?
When you're anxious about something, be it work, a relationship or an exam, it can help to think through what the worst end result could be. Even if a presentation, a call or a conversation goes horribly wrong, chances are that you and the world will survive. Sometimes the worst that can happen is a panic attack. If you start to get a faster heartbeat or sweating palms, the best thing is not to fight it. Stay where you are and simply feel the panic without trying to distract yourself. Placing the palm of your hand on your stomach and breathing slowly and deeply (no more than 12 breaths a minute) helps soothe the body. It may take up to an hour, but eventually the panic will go away on its own. The goal is to help the mind get used to coping with panic, which takes the fear of fear away. 3. Expose yourself to the fear
Avoiding fears only makes them scarier. If you panic one day getting into a lift, it’s best to get back into a lift the next day. Stand in the lift and feel the fear until it goes away. Whatever your fear, if you face it, it should start to fade. 4. Welcome the worst
Each time fears are embraced, it makes them easier to cope with the next time they strike, until in the end they are no longer a problem. Try imagining the worst thing that can happen – perhaps it’s panicking and having a heart...
...Fight ForYour Right
By Tierney Hughes
In the twentieth century, Martin Luther King Jr. (1929)1968) emerged from the lower class of society, and became one of the most influential civil rights leader in the United States. King promoted non-violent protests in the late fifties, to fight for equal rights for the African American culture. He wanted all races to get along, and he wanted equality for all. Certain laws prohibited equality among races from happening. Moral and immoral laws exist throughout government. King wanted everyone, black and white, to open their eyes, and acknowledge the injustice countered by the government ruling. Ideally, laws are made to help a country not tear it apart. Laws were made for the good of the people, but for some, laws prove to be unjust and immoral.
In "Letter from Birmingham Jail," King writes to his fellow clergymen in regards to their criticism on King's actions. The clergymen disapproved of King's behavior. King is the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization that is managed in every Southern state to help promote equal rights for the black community. He was asked, along with fellow followers, to arrive at Birmingham, and act in a non-violent direct action. The non-violent direct action was to gather fellow SCLCs, and walk down the streets of Birmingham to promote equal rights for all races. The clergymen feel that King acted "unwise and untimely" in his...
...Fear causes anxiety, and anxiety can cause fear. Throughout our lives, we experience circumstances that make us feel different emotions. Some situations make us experience positive feelings and emotions, such as joy and excitement. At other times, we experience things that bring about feelings of loneliness, loss, sadness, fear and anxiety.
Anxiety and fear both produce similar responses to certain dangers. Also, they both often cause similar symptoms, such as muscle tension, increased heart rate and shortness of breath brought about by the body’s “flight-or-fight” instinct. It is no surprise that for many of us fear and anxiety pretty much mean the same thing but indeed there is a difference.
Fear is known to be a cognitive and an emotional response to a situation in which someone feels threatened, related to the specific behaviors of escape and avoidance. The cause of the threat is realistic in nature. For example, if someone is chasing you with a knife, human instinct of fear is to run! Often times, fear of a certain situation or event is caused by a traumatic event experienced earlier in life. The effects of this traumatic event are carried by the person throughout his or her life to such an extent that when the individual finds himself or herself in a similar situation, he or she begins to feel the symptoms of being threatened. As a...
This photograph was taken by Benvolio Montague shortly after Mercutio (right) had received his fatal wound from Tybalt (left) from under Romeo’s (center) arm
The city of Verona is in a state of
disarray today, following a street brawl involving members of the rival Montague and Capulet families.
Around midday yesterday, Mercutio (a good friend of Romeo Montague) got into a sword fight with Tybalt Capulet. Having seen his good friend Mercutio slain, Romeo engaged Tybalt in combat – resulting in the death of the latter.
According to a recollection by witness Benvolio Montague, it was Tybalt whom came up to Romeo asking for a fight. When Romeo declined, Mercutio stepped in and accepted the challenge. Whilst the two were brawling, Romeo went into the middle and attempted to break it up. However, Tybalt managed to hit Mercutio from under Romeo’s arm, fatally injuring him. Romeo then retaliated on Mercutio’s part and killed Tybalt. Mercutio, apparently annoyed at being caught up in this petty family feud, was quoted to have said ‘A plague upon both your families’ as his life was sapped away.
Romeo has not been given the death penalty for murder because, according to the mayor, he was ‘Giving Tybalt the death penalty, which he would have received anyway’. However, Romeo has not escaped totally unscathed - he has been banished from Verona, although he has not been escorted out as of yet.
By Chuck Palahniuk
In this assignment I will be analyzing some of the most interesting elements in the book “Fight Club” explained with Maffesolis Retraditionalization-theory. I will draw lines to our main topic Consumerism. The book is written by Chuck Palahniuk and was first published in Great Britain in 1997. As the book includes a few different topics, I will be focusing on the development of fight club and project Mayhem.
After the presentation of Anthony Giddens’ thoughts, which was based on the detraditionalization of late modern society, came Michel Maffesoli’s appearance with a new theory that turned the discussion of late modern society’s processions upside down. As the sociologist Anthony Giddens saw tendencies of detraditionalization saw Michel Maffesoli a trend of retraditionalization as a reaction of late modern society. Maffesoli declares the following: “The conformism of youth, the passion for likeness within groups or ‘tribes’, the phenomena of fashion, standardized culture, up to and including unisexualization of appearance, permits us to claim that what we are witnessing is the loss of the idea of the individual in favour of a much less distinct mass.”1 Said with other words, we live in a society where the individualizationprocess has come to an end. Instead individuals seek for answers, stability, meaning and identity through these groups and communities - which Maffesoli also calls neotribes....
...Dictation by Fear
As the Twin Towers fell to the ground, mass chaos spread throughout the United States. Among many other overwhelming feelings, many Americans were left in question and accusations. The motives of the terrorists were unknown and many Americans’ fear overtook a sense of logic. With fear fueling the minds of many Americans, many began to take illogical and unjustified actions. A stereotype developed amongst the Muslim society, which has still shrugged them from American society to this day. 9/11 instilled a fear in Americans that strung a chord in each person that disregarded a sense of logic or morals. Arthur Miller sets a scene of mass chaos and paranoia in the 1600’s in an area much like Salem, Mass.. A fear of witchcraft, that could quite possibly overtake the holy lifestyle in the Puritan society, created a spiraling downfall. In Arthur Millers multithematic play “The Crucible”, fear directs the decisions and course of life.
The deep rooted fear Reverend Parris feels stems from the reputation he must uphold as reverend of the holy community. In desperation, Parris allows his fear to contradict himself as he defends his niece, Abigail. Although Parris knows that Abigail is lying when she says she is not involved in witchcraft, Parris defends her in hopes it will secure his reputation and position in the community. As reverend, it is not...
Its 6am Saturday morning, the parking lot is vacant. Staring down the road you see a line of cars as they file in one after another. By 9 o’clock the sweet aroma of ribs, burgers and hot dogs permeate the air. Friends, families and strangers alike tremble in the anticipation of Game Day. Though there are hundreds of college football programs, there is no better game day experience than that of The University of Southern California Trojans.
The ultimate game day experience begins with USC’s long and storied history. As you take a stroll down Heritage Hall, you begin to understand the fascination with USC football. Heritage Hall is filled with retired jerseys, trophies and game balls. Over the past 125 years, USC’s football team has fielded more Heisman trophy winners than any other school with seven. 37 of its players has been elected and enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. In this hallow hall also stands USC’s 11 National championship trophies; with its last trophy in 2004. The dim lights enshrined memorabilia and revered site all adds to the game day experience.
From Heritage Hall, the next stop is the Grand Old Lady or commonly referred to as “The Coliseum”. Outside the Coliseum is the diehard, devoted fan base. At 7 am the parking lot is filled with diehard fans that come early to tailgate prior to the game. As you make your way to the entrance of the Coliseum the spices and smell of perfectly seasoned food...
As the instructor put me in that choke hold on my second to last day of swim instruction I knew I broke the one rule I tried so hard not to. “Get the hell out of my pool” he yelled. I dangled there in the middle of the pool wondering how this man could hold me in a chokehold while keeping both of us afloat. “You weak bitch, get the fuck out of my pool”. As those words echoed through the empty olympic sized pool room I was let go, left to reach the side of the deep end under my own power.
Already a month and a half in Marine Corps boot camp I was use to the abuse. This was different, I could handle all the physical punishment on the land. The countless push ups, and being forced to roll around in sand pits at 5 am before breakfast. Being in the best shape of my life at the time there was only one thing that could bring this fear over me. Up until boot camp I could count my exposure to bodies of water on one hand. Growing up in the middle of Queens, NY I rarely encountered a pool. Although my family moved to upstate New York, to a high school that did have its own pool, I wasn't forced to use it.
At the end of my senior year of high school while most of my friends were visiting and picking colleges I was preparing for boot camp. Everyday I ran countless miles and did numerous pushups getting my body ready for the three months of pain I was about to endure. Not being the biggest or strongest kid in high school most of my friends...
...difference between fear and anxiety. Both actions can happen to adults and adolescents at anytime. Either or can cause harm to one because of catching an anxiety attack from being highly afraid of something. They may also be very rewarding, do to knowing right from wrong.
There are five different types of anxiety which include, panic disorder, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Anxiety is normally defined as "apprehension without apparent cause."
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. Most people experience feelings of anxiety before an important event such as a big exam, business presentation, or first date. Anxiety disorders, however, are illnesses that fill people's lives with overwhelming anxiety and fear that are chronic, unremitting, and can grow progressively worse. In General, it helps one cope in a tense situation. For example, The nature of anxieties and fears change as kids grow and develop.
Furthermore, here are some specific examples that help express the meaning: Babies experience stranger anxiety, clinging to parents when confronted by people they do not recognize. Toddlers around ten to eighteen months old experience separation anxiety, becoming emotionally distressed when one or both parents leave from by them. Children ages four through six have anxiety about things that aren't based in reality, such as fears of...