Commitment anxiety was a problem for one of my clients, Margaret.
She told me in one of our sessions that she would want to be in a meaningful relationship, but she was unwilling to give up her independence in order to do so.
My life is wonderful.
I enjoy my job and my coworkers.
I enjoy exploring new places and attending educational events.
Who am I to say what I can and cannot do?
People who have been in an accident, such as a car or train catastrophe, may suffer from a sort of anxiety known as travel phobia.
Or even if you’ve just been in lockdown for what seems like forever.
Even though they were unharmed physically, they may have interpreted the experience as a danger to their well-being, physical health, or even their lives.
Undoubtedly, human beings today depend heavily on technology. It’s everywhere, in our homes, places of work, school, and even hospitals. Life would be so hard without technology. As beneficial as technology is, our dependency on it has led to the fear of its failure. Even though you may not know this, the majority of the population is afraid of technology failure.
Technology failure refers to the malfunctioning of tech software or hardware. We have witnessed massive technology failure such as disruption of mobile networks or power outages in the past. For people who rely on technology to generate income or any other purpose, its normal to be afraid of the side effects when it fails. If you run a business online, an internet disruption can make you miss out on hundreds of sales, thus lowering your revenue.
Tattoos are cool and it seems that almost everyone has them nowadays.
But the ink is applied using needles.
Let’s face it, there’s nothing wrong with being scared of needles. They’re sharp and they literally get under your skin, which as we’ve evolved would be a good reason to avoid them. There are lots of plants with needles that do anything from hurt us to poison us. So if you’re afraid of sharp objects being put into you, you’re normal.
But that doesn’t help when you actually want needles to be used on you.
So how can you get a tattoo if you’re afraid of needles?
Lots people around the world suffer from fears that significantly harm their quality of life. One of them is the fear of food. This phobia, technically called cibophobia, is an anxiety disorder that manifests in an exaggerated fear of eating.
Cibophobia differs from anorexia and bulimia because people don’t eat because they think all foods have toxins in their food. People who have bulimia or anorexia do not eat out of an aesthetic fear of fattening.
If you suffer from an irrational fear of eating, here are good ideas about how to get over your fear of food.
Some people believe that photographs steal their souls. This fear is deep rooted and goes back to before cameras came into use. Which means there’s almost certainly something, deep down, that is causing this fear.
But whether or not you believe in you have a soul, let alone whether or not an inanimate photograph can steal it, today’s world has cameras everywhere. Sometimes a very exclusive club or restaurant will take people’s phones before allowing them to enter. But the rest of the time, you’re open to having your photo taken.
Ants are a lot smaller than us but they’re normally not found alone. And, depending on the type of ant, when they bite or sting your reaction can range from just being irritated by the fact they’ve done it through to an allergic reaction which, in some cases can be dangerous.
Which means there’s a good survival instinct reason to be afraid of ants, even if the ones closest to you don’t do anything nasty.
If you’re not careful, fear and anxiety can take over your life.
Which has some serious, negative, repurcussions on your health and general wellbeing.
So, if you’re unfortunate enough to be suffering from fear and anxiety, what can you do to get rid of it?
Fear of maths was identified as a separate fear in the 1950’s.
Maths is one of the core topics at school and you’re expected to take the subject, regardless of whether or not you’re scared about it.
One of the biggest problems with maths is that – unlike most other subjects – answers are either right or wrong. There’s little, if any, middle ground. And that can be quite off-putting.
Money fears are common – which is probably not reassuring if you’re unfortunate enough to be experiencing them.
The fear of not having enough money can come from lots of different places in your life but it’s usually to do with employment – either you’re not being paid enough or you’ve been made jobless or your pension and savings aren’t going as far as you’d expected.
Whatever the reason, what can you do about this fear?