Are you scared of heights? Do you get nervous with the thought of attending an outdoor event on a penthouse on the top floor of a sky rising building? Feel the butterflies in your stomach while watching a Ferris wheel?
If you’re such a nervous flyer, you can enroll in an online course to educate yourself about acrophobia or fear of heights. This can help you deal with your deep-seated fear about heights before boarding the flight.
Herein, we are recommending some easy ways to beat the fear of heights:
1. Rationalize your fear
Analyze what triggers this fear. Is it a building? Bridges? mountains or steep slopes? Determine what makes you restless. Give a rating to your fear on a scale of 1 to 10. This will help you to rationalize the situation to regain your calm.
Some fears can be irrational such as sitting on the terrace porch of your house, on the top floor, of a building that is safe and secure. Determine the difference and rationalize the best steps to get rid of the fear.
2. Face your fear
Fear is your biggest enemy. Take your time to prepare yourself mentally. This doesn’t mean that you have to make a big leap. You can start with a walk to the bottom of the hill and prepare yourself to walk higher.
This is a time-consuming process but will help you to achieve something you never thought you would be able to. Make yourself understand not to be afraid of extreme heights.
Try meditation for 20 minutes or so to face such phobias.
3. Believe yourself
Learn to keep going. Fight the inner voice that restricts your growth. It might be comfortable to learn to live with your fear, but with such a restricting fear this is simply not good.
When you believe that you have the power to overcome your fear, you are halfway through. Trust yourself and believe that you control it.
4. Focus on the right activity
Rather than focusing on just your fear, it’s better to indulge in other activities. If you’re a fun-loving person, you might find your fear limiting you from visiting particular places or doing some interesting activities.
Challenge yourself to new activities to face your fear such as indoor rock climbing. Start small and aim higher rather than starting with anything too extreme and unnerving. Seek the help of your parents or friends to ease off the acute fear.
5. Be kind to yourself
You may be ready to face your fears and maybe try a new adventure but do note that acrophobia does not dissolve in a day. Don’t be too hard on yourself. If you are panicked from a challenging situation, don’t beat yourself up about it.
Allow yourself enough time to work on this challenge, without feeling any pressure. Be kind and gentle with yourself.
Acrophobia affects your life, but it isn’t something that you have to live with. With these tips into consideration, conquering your fear of heights is achievable! It may time some time but eventually, you’ll get there.
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