No surprise some people are afflicted with anxiety—their hands begin to shake as their heart begins to beat faster as they are bombarded with unpleasant news, high-pressure jobs, natural disasters, crime and epidemics. As a result of all of this stress, many people give up on their bucket list dreams.
So, what steps can we take to combat our anxieties? In the midst of chaos, how can we maintain our composure and resolve? In the face of overwhelming anxiety, what can we do? These eight books on fear include decades of expertise and can point you in the correct path if you’re having trouble facing your fears and anxieties.
The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker
Fear is something that most people despise. In contrast, Gavin de Becker says it’s a gift from god. Seriously? According to an expert on violent conduct, our actual fear is an alert that tells us to take action to defend ourselves.
If you’re a victim, “you can choose not to be one.”
de Becker makes the following statement: 1. He outlines the telltale indications that suggest an impending act of violence. A person can avert harm by becoming familiar with these indications. We must learn to recognize the universal law of violence, according to Gavin, because it governs all forms of violence. When you’ve finished this book on fear, you’ll have a better understanding of how your brain communicates survival signals, as well as how to pay attention to your intuition and tell the difference between genuine and imagined threat.
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown
Brené Brown asserts that the ability to be vulnerable is one of your greatest assets. Do you have a tingling sensation in your chest when you disagree? Exactly the same thing happened to me the first time I viewed this book; however, the author challenges the way we understand vulnerability and backs her points with twelve years of scientific research.
This book on fear helps us see things from the standpoint of “sitting on the same side of the table”(2) and accepting our flaws. To strengthen your personal and professional connections, you will learn how to communicate and deliver feedback effectively.
Fearless by Max Lucado
Storms aren’t an option, but fear is (3). Max Lucado, in his book “Fearless,” offers guidance on how to reestablish a good relationship with God and get our lives back on track.
There is a lot of hope in Max Lucado. And he writes with frankness and kindness throughout his book. It’s easy to focus on the positive aspects of life and recall the Bible’s basic but profound lessons since each chapter tells a whole story. The author takes us on a journey through several sorts of fear and shows us how to tackle it head on. It is a book that Dave Ramsey recommends “to anyone tired of the doom and gloom and eager to step out of fear for good.”
The Confidence Gap: A Guide To Overcoming Fear And Self-Doubt by Russ Harris
Have you ever let fear keep you from taking advantage of a great opportunity? If you missed out on a promotion or didn’t take the girl out on a date, you’re not the only one. Russ Harris provides us with a comprehensive guide to conquering our fears and gaining self-assurance.
Acknowledgement and Commitment Therapy is the method he use to treat his patients. With this strategy, we learn to embrace our worries and feelings in order to gain confidence in ourselves by focusing on our guiding principles. The author believes that “living your values” is the key to success. In addition to this, our principles provide us with the strength to conquer fear.
Feel the Fear & Do it Anyway by Dr. Susan Jeffers
Your fear, your decision, and your rage may all be transformed into love! Aren’t you excited? Then strap in and enjoy the ride! In this incredible transformation journey, Dr. Susan Jeffers will guide you along the way.
Five truths about fear and a 10-step strategy for generating positive thinking are discussed by Susan. If you want to conquer your fears, “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway” is an excellent mantra to repeat over and over again.
Do It Scared: Finding The Courage To Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, And Create A Life You Love by Ruth Soukup
What’s holding you back from realizing your wildest fantasies? – Ruth Soukup attributes this to “fear of failure”(5). Do It Scared” is a book in which she tells the story of how she overcame her own fears and pursued her dreams. Courage does not imply a complete lack of fear. Courage is the ability to face one’s fears while still doing what’s necessary.
Identify your own Fear Archetype and learn to overcome it, says Ruth. Archetypes of fear identified by the author include the rule follower, people pleaser, social outcast, doubter of one’s own abilities, justification maker, and pessimist. Honestly, the names are quite self-explanatory. It’s worth reading the directions on how to defeat the demons, though
Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh
“Being powerless is something we’re terrified of. Instead of being controlled by fear, we have the ability to confront it head on. (6)
To explain eternal truths, Thich Nhat Hanh uses simple sentences in his teachings, poetry, and philosophy. The author takes us through a series of easy-to-follow, yet profound, techniques to help us overcome our fears. Spiritual strength and wonderful lightness abound in this work. People are encouraged to “not take refuge in anything that’s outside of you” by Hanh. In order to attain inner peace, this book takes the reader on an extraordinary trip within.
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy
You have the ability to alter your future. It’s debatable whether or not this is accurate, however Joseph Murphy put in the time and effort to collect this work. He claims that most of the events that occur in our lives are the product of our conscious and subconscious actions.
Around the course of many years of research, the scientist determined that spirituality is a source of inner power for people all over the world. Just keep expecting the best in your conscious thoughts.