Fear and its Effects on Your Health
There are a lot of people who believe there is a lot to be gained when fear is a motivator. They see fear as something greater than what it was meant for. They find it more productive regarding motivation when compared to curiosity, ambition or need. This linking to positive outcomes helps them ignore the bad side of fear.
They need to acknowledge the fact that fear leads to some terrible physical or psychological conditions in people. Fear leads to chronic health issues and mental sickness. It is an effective killer of people’s dreams and relationships. Fear then needs to be treated with caution. Looking at it as a motivator is wrong.
Fear has been proven to induce physiological changes. There have been experiments that have proven how fear causes physiological shifts the moment you feel it and as time goes. You shall have an immediate flight or fight response, which prepares your body for either response. This first of all changes your physical state. You also learn in the process that this is how you react to any similar future circumstances, and that info is stuck in your brain permanently. If you feel fear frequently, you shall have anxiety disorders, depression, and premature death.
In cases where you associate your actions with fear, no matter how calm, your brain keeps on collecting this new info and stores it as part of things to fear. This is shown through stress. We now see how chronic stress has led to the major causes of death.
Through fear, you shall always be on survival mode. You need the survival instincts present, but you should not live on them forever. Feeling that way all the time is bad for your mind and body. You will have a diminished capacity to enjoy building loving relationships, caring for your family, and being a positive force in society. These things are killed by fear.
Fear will also interfere with your perspective. All you ever focus on are the threats to your life. The ability to look at things holistically fades away. This further limits the spectrum of what you can experience in life. You are left unable to conceptualize time, anticipate the future properly, and hold different perspectives and opinions. You shall grow narcissistic or feel victimized. Your work life will be marked by failure to collaborate in teams, ignoring business growth opportunities, and keeping a poor work-life balance.
Fear will even change your behavior. You shall grow anxious, depressed, narcissistic, desperate, and violent. Fear rarely leads to a better person. This is done by your truth, which is undermined by fear. The truth comes in handy in enjoying your life. Fear is out to finish it. You will thus discover more joy in life if you shun fear and embrace your truth.