Monday, April 18, 2011

Re: Maat E's Mental Health Message

Once we face our fears it Is easier to look ourselves in the mirror. 

Many of us spend years living life in fear of something (e.g., success, love, recognition). We make up reason after reason to explain or justify why we do not go forward with our dreams.  At the heart of the avoidance is fear. This debilitating behavior can affect simple and everyday tasks and interactions as well. When was the last time you did not speak up for fear of embarrassment or procrastinated taking care of a task like opening a bill. Fear is behind it all. To over come this challenge, first recognize fear is behind the issue and then ask yourself, what is the worst that can happen.  Better yet, ask if the worst does happen what will I do, how will I cope. Stay with the question until you get an answer. You can also ask what you will do if what you fear does not happen. You will be surprised with this approach how much you can over come.

Have a peace filled day. 
Ma'at (Erica) Lewis, Ph.D.

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