This post is about how you can increase your self-esteem by understanding your feelings.
Increase your self-esteem by facing your fears:
Here, the post continues with important reflections to be made when doing an exposure to manage fear.
Important strategies to handle possible strong reactions during an exposure are:
– Regulate stress-level through mindful breathing and relaxation techniques, see earlier posts under stress on www.jennyrapp.com
– Feel the feelings: which feelings do you experience, how strong are they respectively, where do you feel the feelings in the body, what is the motivational impulse of each = what you would like to do if you would act on that feeling
– Re-evaluate the probability of the threat, identify misinterpretations and create alternative thoughts that are more nuanced, i.e. that includes likelihoods, pros and cons
Exposures have to be repeated several times during the week until the level of discomfort is maximum 3 on a scale 0 to 10. It is important to log both your expectations of potential reactions before the exposure as well as the actual outcome to identify and consolidate learnings from your spontaneous reaction patterns.
More about fear and how to conquer it in upcoming post.
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