Monday, June 15, 2009

9 Ways to Face Your Fears

How to Face Your Fears

9 Ways to Face Your Fears


Fears are like annoying relatives. You can't avoid them forever, and ignoring them won't make them go away. Come Thanksgiving, they'll plop down right next to you and ask to borrow your fork. So you'd better figure out how to confront the little devils before they eat your dessert too. Here are a few fun ideas for how to tell your fears to hit the bricks.

Begin to face your fears.

How to Face Your Fears

Yell at Them

Tell them to go to a place where there are no lemonade stands.

How to Face Your Fears

Laugh at Them

A good technique: start with "ha" and end with "hee."

How to Face Your Fears

Talk About Them

Preferably to a friend, over a cup of strong coffee.

How to Face Your Fears

Scare Them Away

Any mask will do, but any beast or vampire getup is particularly effective.

How to Face Your Fears

Dress Them Up

With the right attire and hairdo, you can make anything seem attractive and desirable (to someone else), right?

How to Face Your Fears

Harness Them

If they are under your control, you don't have to worry about them.

How to Face Your Fears

Interrogate Them

Ask them the hard questions, including: where, what, why, when, and how? Then get a mug shot.


How to Face Your Fears

Bully Them

Boss them around like the scary dude in the fifth grade who made you cry. You're bigger than they are --don't let them forget it.

How to Face Your Fears

Free Them

Let them go. Tell them to have fun, but not to come back.

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