I Don't Want to Let Fear Control My Life

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    I'm starting to believe I'm victimized by my

    fears and anxious worries more than I realize... I'm not a risk taker, I'm not adventurous...I hate crowds and busy, noisy public places...I'm practically a hermit and the worst part is...I'm perfectly content being so. Trying new things and meeting new people is a huge deal for...
    RenegadeReaper RenegadeReaper
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2015

    Zero Fear?

    A man without fear isn't as strong a man who gets over his fears. I have many fears, and many anxieties but i don't let it stop me for long. I wont let my fears control my life. I will walk on, and i will get over them with time. Like it or not i am going to accomplish my...
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    27 Responses Mar 26, 2010

    Deer In The Headlights

    Every now and then in my life there comes along a time when fear holds me in its grasp and tries to take over my life. Right now is one of those times. Every time this happens I get the "deer in the headlights" feeling, and fear takes control of my life. I freeze up or run away...
    ConstantBattle ConstantBattle
    1 Response Apr 27, 2011

    How I Overcame Panic, Fear, Hypochondria And Agoraphobia!

    I struggled with panic, fear, hypochondria and eventually even agoraphobia for years. It seemed like my mind just got stuck in this loop in which I just kept worrying. As soon as my panic kicked in, my heart started racing and I was absolutely convinced that I was on the verge...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Nov 25, 2013

    Help Me! I Obsess Over Everything!

    Question: I have been living with panic attacks and anxiety for about 16 years. It started after I stopped using drugs. I constantly thought I was going to or was in the act of having a heart attack. Then, it started me checking windows and doors repeatedly every night, and the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Sep 9, 2013

    But it is. Everyday I wake up I think about my

    past. I can't move forward mentally. My brain is so consumed with my past self (childhood). I experienced so many trials as a kid. So much hurt, embarrassment, anger, resentment and confusion. Growing up with a mentally ill mother didn't help either. Also, the fact that my...
    forestchild forestchild
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 30, 2014

    Fear Can't Control Me

    Fear can only control me if i let it, therefore, I can never let it control me.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    Feb 10, 2009

    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Mar 7, 2014

    What is a Panic AttackA very important question

    if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA?A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.`Ok, that's the textbook definition, but i don't think that clears things up too much so let's go l...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Feb 23, 2014

    There Is Life After Panic Attacks And Agoraphibia

    Hi, this goes out to all those that are suffering from panic, fear and agoraphobia, I know some days can feel pretty low but hang in there, there is life after panic attacks. I suffered through occasional panic attacks that later spiraled into a crippling 4 year battle with...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    May 6, 2013

    if fear stopped controlling my life,

    it'd be as if I stopped breathing. that's just the reality of things :/
    izzyyxo izzyyxo
    16-17, F
    Dec 30, 2014

    I have lots of fears,

    I'm scared of airplanes I think that I will die in air plain accident, or survive and live in jungles all my life without seeing people (this one is worse than to die), I'm afraid of dying of cancer or HIV I'm afraid that when I swim sharks will eat me. But plain and shark...
    nataliawww nataliawww
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 31, 2014

    My Anxiety: You can sense him all around you.

    He is careful not to show himself, but you feel the predator's presence. He stalks you like a shadow and follows you wherever you go. He takes his time studying you from afar. One must know it's prey's weakness to make the kill. You can do nothing but ignore him. As long as you...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn
    18-21, F
    Sep 26, 2014

    I fear, failing as in the past I have failed

    courses that I have repeated and been told it's not suited for me, I fear planning a long term goal cause I know my fear is going to stop me or being unable to financially pay off a course.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 9, 2015

    It's So Easy to Not Try Anything...

    to be afraid of failing, losing, hurting, feeling, needing, wanting, i have been afraid of living my life to the fullest because of everything and anything negative or positive that could happen. doesn't that suck? maybe that comes from my being abandoned as a child. i dunno but...
    saucyskirt saucyskirt
    1 Response Jul 26, 2008


    I have alot of fears. They control what I do and how i do it. Im sick of living everday on high alert. I wish I could just go outside, ask questions, talk with ppl, and do new things without fear. I have passed up so much in my short life because the thought threw me into a panic...
    clainetwin clainetwin
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 11, 2011

    It's so easy to hit a down slide.

    One thing after another can get on top of you and make you fearful of doing what you need to do! The older I get the more I say to hell with it! Go out and DO IT ANYWAY!!!
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Sep 26, 2014

    Alleviating That Excess Nervous Energy

    One of the hardest things to deal with when trying to overcome panic and anxiety is knowing what to do with all that excess energy. I know when I used to get my panic attacks it sometimes felt like I just wanted to jump right out of my skin! My heart would race at a thousand...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    May 7, 2013

    My grandmother's life is run by how scared she

    is of everything. She's going to worry herself to death. She gets mad at me for not worrying with her. I'd rather live and die, than die and waste the time I had sitting talking about all that could have gone wrong.
    EllieAmazing EllieAmazing
    18-21, F
    Sep 26, 2014

    This is my wish. but,

    I think fear control my life already.
    inspirit05 inspirit05
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2015

    my fear of getting hurt again controls my life.

    . ive built up walls around myself.. no one can hurt me now.. except ive blocked out the ones that want to help
    classylips classylips
    16-17, F
    Dec 29, 2014

    A Question I Received About Overcoming Panic Attacks.

    Question: Can u give me an advice?i love how u explained that to overcome anxiety,u shud rely on urself and not on others bcoz dependency will only make me feel hopeless and weak.I really wanna try to live again.I miss the old me so much and i want to feel the freedom again of...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    May 7, 2013

    Does fear cause real diarrhea

    or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the-feeling-only-.aspx Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, not my intention at all. I used to just paste my experiences in several...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Mar 4, 2014

    3 days ago I moved to Spain to start my

    bachelors degree. Ive been looking forward to this for so long, I could not wait to get out of my country and start a new and more exciting part of my life. I am living in a residence, where students live side by side in small apartments. I love my apartment and honestly its the...
    moretotheeyes moretotheeyes
    18-21, F
    Aug 26, 2015

    Not Living Life

    If I let fear control my life, I think I'd miss out on so much.  A while back, I was reluctant to get on a plane to go to the west coast for a vacation.  Part of it was related to 9/11.  However I was able to conquer that fear and go and I had a great time. ...
    Morgause Morgause
    41-45, F
    Jul 9, 2008
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