Benefits of habit “Break through fears”

✓ Reduced anxiety
✓ Improved self-esteem;
✓ Improved ability to try new things
✓ Reduces stress

First step:

Counteract 1 fear today


1. Today, pick 1 fear you have and counteract it. Do exactly what you’re afraid of. Do this every day for a week with the same fear or choose a different one each day.
2. Next week, increase the counteractions to 2 per day.
3. Keep increasing until you feel it natural to live without fear.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Trigger your mind. Since not all fears are associated with a routine, same time for this habit won’t work. However, you can use a physical trigger, such a stress ball, a pen or just clenching your fist just before your counteraction. This way, your mind will know it’s time to be brave.
✓ Let the app help. Set a reminder on this app to ring every morning to encourage you to be fearless. You may also track the days you gave in to your fears by marking them on the calendar.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve gone through a month of successfully breaking through your fears, reward yourself by doing something new and bold. Bungee jumping, parachuting, you name it. Celebrate your fearlessness.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Observe yourself. What is it you’re afraid of, exactly? Is it social fear, like starting a conversation or meeting someone new? Is it a physical fear, like heights, water, etc? Or are you afraid of certain animals? Take note on when these fears come on as well. Knowing is the first step to controlling and overcoming them.
✓ Keep notes on your fears. Continuing on the trend of learning about yourself, keep a sort of “fear diary” where you outline each time you encountered fear. Re-read those encounters from time to time and see what you could have done differently. Then, when you take your counteraction, do exactly as you practiced in your head.
✓ Self-esteem and attitude. A lot of times, unless it’s an actual condition or trauma, our fears have a lot to do with our attitude and self-esteem. Think of what could be causing your fear and learn to subdue it.