Thoughts about fear


I’m learning to process fear. It’s not something I’ve really allowed myself to feel. Last night was the first time I ever really let myself feel it without trying to solve it.

My body and brain were so freaked out by the experience. I don’t tend to experience generalized anxiety. If I’m afraid, it’s usually about something in particular. And last night it had to do with my job and fear of rejection.

I felt full on flight or fight. Could doing physical activity through it help process it? It seems biologically that it’s my brain telling me to literally fight or run. Do I just sit and name the sensations?

I think my brain quickly tries to move from fear towards another emotion: depression, sadness, anger, etc. I think I’m afraid of fear?