Have you ever felt so much anxiety that you didn’t dare to do something?
“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.” – Aristotle
I found and still find myself in such situations. It happens to me often before important presentation, deadlines, social events or when I want to talk to a girl while I am going out. Sometimes it just happens unconsciously.
Anxiety is a state where you feel an inner disturbance. It’s triggered by the possibility of getting hurt in the future. You can look at it as a warning sign to avoid pain. But the mechanism isn’t yet adjusted to modern times.
When I am confronted by a situation that causes anxiety or generally feel anxiety, I use visualization to dissolve it or at least reduce it.