6 Refreshing Ways To Cope With Anxiety & Stop Fear From Stopping You

07.30.2021 - By On Purpose with Jay Shetty

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What are you really afraid of? Losing a job, talking to a lot of people in public, joining a meeting on your first day of work, or expressing your thoughts openly? 

Fear comes in many forms and it limits you to what you think will keep you safe. It can take control of your thoughts and redirect your actions toward the things that won’t help you grow. It will only worsen your anxiety and make you continuously live in fear.    

In this episode of On Purpose, Jay Shetty talks about the different types of fear many of us face and how to use them to motivate us toward what we want and eventually live in peace and happiness.

This episode is from Chapter 3 of Think Like A Monk, get the audiobook here: https://amzn.to/2THCYUu    

Key Takeaways:
00:00 Intro
00:14 The epic battle of Mahabharata is about to begin
02:33 Anxiety, our everyday fear, is holding us back by blocking our true feelings
09:12 The fear of fear
13:20 The stress response: when your body shouts fear
16:00 Working with fear: externalize our fear and step back from it
17:01 Accept your fear, acknowledge its presence
19:23 Find fear patterns
23:26 The cause of fear - attachment, the cure for fear, detachment
27:19 The common misconception about detachment
30:38 Managing short-term fears
36:09 Short circuit fear - when our fear manifests in our body
41:42 Revisit long-term fears and the solution of avoidance
46:09 Take a deep dive into your fears 

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