Usually, we make a list of goals for ourselves to achieve or accomplish something to get ahead in our professional or personal lives. Then, you set specific and attainable goals to complete within a certain amount of time to motivate you into meeting them to reach your desired destination for where you want to be in the future.
We also have a lot of fears and anxieties in life. And one way to get ahold of those fears and anxieties is to write them down.
When people worry, they tend to imagine the worst thing that could happen. In reality, these worries may never come true. What could happen isn't the same as what will happen.
Writing them down gives you the perspective you need to make your fears seem not as scary.
The following exercise can let you regain control and power over your fears.
Begin by getting a piece of paper and something to write with.
On a page, make three different columns.
In the first column, write and define your fears, anxieties, or worst-case scenarios.
Defining fears gets the worst-case scenario on the page, and it's almost always not as bad as we make it out to be.
In the second column , think of ways to prevent your fear from happening to take control of unwanted outcomes.
And in the third column, write down what you should do if your fears come true. Again, being prepared can help reduce additional stress.
Working through this list allows you to be true to yourself by physically putting your fears on paper, taking control, and thinking of solutions ahead of time.
When you put things into perspective, your fears feel manageable and smaller than before.
Try to write down your fears by creating the three columns shown in the image below, and allow yourself to think of creative solutions to take complete control of them.