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I'm conquering fear by keeping positive & pushing through it with yoga! Nothing makes me feel better than yoga:)

Your post today was exactly what I needed. I am stuck in fear and I WANT OUT! I would love to win this giveaway.

Meghan - I've always wanted to try yoga. It really sounds like a great way to stay present (and stay positive!).

Amy - So happy to hear that this was just what you needed today. I love when that happens! Best of luck pushing through the fear!

Your post is so timely for me. My fears are overwhelming these days (chronic illness and a recent regression) - thank you. I am off to check some of your other fear posts.

I just started reading this blog-- and it is exactly what I need today.
You "hit the nail on the head" so to speak-
I have been reading books on courage and this is an interesting perspective.
Thanks for a great blog and I hope to keep reading!

Meghan,
I have a few yoga videos and I haven't done much with them. I have clients and friends who swear by yoga. Good for you!

Amy,
It's good you're hear reaching out for help. No one should have to live in fear! You go girlfriend.

Such an awesome post and exactly what I needed to hear!! I am overcoming my fear - by Trying AGAIN and not just trying, but learning to enjoy the process of reaching my goal and teaching myself to focus only on the best - since it is what I deserve!!

I have been wanting to run a half marathon for 2 years now and I have finally signed up for one on April 1 and am already on week 5 of training for it!!

I joined the local Y. I am swimming two days a week in a community arthritis class. My fear of my arthritis has literally sunk in the water. I am invigorated. I am positive.
I will create a peaceful environment in which to live. I am choosing to be around happy people.
My favorite quote is "Today is a PRESENT!)

This blog has helped me navigate through school and this post made that fact even more apparent!

I overcome fear by doing the opposite of what my fear tells me and taking that leap of faith. If my fear is preventing me from doing a certain action or asking a certain question in class, I go for it because it is the exact opposite of what my fear tells me to do!

Cynthia - So glad this post came at a good time for you. I hope it was helpful and I hope you're able to break through the fear!

Julie - Thanks for reading! I'm glad to hear you've found Positively Present and I hope you keep reading as well. I'm glad Tess's post spoke to you today!

Tess - Thanks again for sharing this great article on Positively Present! As you can see, it's really resonating with a lot of readers.

Arti - Awesome! It really sounds like you're making an effort to overcome your fear. I'm glad you found this post and I hope Tess's words help you get through the fear.

Laura - Good for you! That's very impressive! Good luck with your marathon. You should be very proud of yourself for taking steps to do what you want to do.

Lisa - That's great that you took action against your fear and are making a positive difference in your life! It sounds like you have a great attitude and I hope you keep surrounding yourself with positivity.

Meera - So happy to hear that this blog has helped you and that this post was just what you needed! It's great to hear that you know how to handle your fear - by doing the opposite of what it tells you - and it sounds like you really know how to listen to your heart.

Arti,
Yes you deserve all good and focus is the key. Keep going even if you take penguin steps!

Laura,
That's fantastic! I'll be cheering for you. My mantra last summer was...I'm tough. And when it got difficult I kept going. It was the first run I never tired in. I just soaked up the joy of it all.

Lisa,
What an awesome plan. I wish you the best. Keep swimming through those fears;)

Meera,
I wish I had a blog like Dani's when I was in school!!! Way to go!

Dani,
Thanks for the opportunity! Stay in touch...I love being inspired over here. xo

First of all, I LOVE your blog! When I need a lift, it's where I go to for some bit of inspiration or just a little push. Or a much-needed reminder. Anyhow, as for conquering fear, these days I just take a deep breath, close my eyes for a few seconds to feel every bit of that fear. Then, I exhale to let it all out. I open my eyes and tell myself, "You go, girl!" Then, I go and do that thing I'm fearing (but know must do) at the moment.

Mae - Thank you! I'm so glad you love Positively Present! :)It really sounds like you have a great process in place for conquering fear. Thanks for sharing it here!

Great post and tips!! Fear has certainly been kicking me for some time, and I am looking to kick it back! The first thing I've done this year to tell it go away was to purchase a ticket to an event a photographer I truly admire will be hosting. I've set the date of the event as my deadline to launch my photography website and tell her in person that I did it!

Though the idea of putting myself out there for the world to see, and facing possible rejection here and there I know deep down that my love of photography and the joy and release I get from it is much bigger than the fear winning and keeping it from me. Seeing others do the same encourages me as well.

Thanks Meghan for the reminder of yoga! It does have such an amazing affect in your mind, body and spirit. I will that back to my list as well!

Saggleo - Glad you liked this one! I agree that Tess wrote a great post here. Good for you for purchasing that ticket. What a great start to the new year - and a great incentive for you to get your site up and running (can't wait to see it!). I hope you let your love of photography override the fear of rejection. Sounds like you're on the right path to getting rid of fear. Keep up the good work!

I just found your website Positively Pesent great great info. Me and my kids really really like.....vey helpful

Mine Faias - I'm so glad you found the site and that you and your kids are enjoying it. Thanks for reading!

I was linked to this and this was exactly what I needed. My fear of everything led to anxiety, depression and personality disorder issues that caused my boyfriend of 3 years to leave me. This year I'm going to overcome my fear by learning to be independent and live alone, but also to live happily and healthily, so that I never stuff up an amazing thing again.

Kim - That's wonderful that someone shared this link with you and it was just what you needed. I wish you nothing but the best as you strive to overcome your fear. You can do it!

This is amazing! Just what I needed to start my week :)

Sara - So glad you enjoyed this post by Tess! It's definitely a great one to start off a week.

I suffer with Social Anxiety, I find it hard walking through the shops..I fear going to the school to pick my kids up, i stand at the back and prey no parent will start talking to me because I worry about how they judge me, if i talk like a fool.The list goes on anything that puts me in a situation to have negative judgement scares me.

So i'm making a start by commenting here! of course i'm going to panick about what i have written questioning every aspect of what i wrote but it's a first step. I'm going to go out to the supermarket tomorrow and not depend on my partner to go for me and i'm going to hold my head high, smile and enjoy the taste the freedom... but just incase i start loosing the motivation I'm going to leave the page up and read it again tomorrow morning!

Thank you :) your articles are so inspiring!

Collette - This is awesome! Good for you for being brave and writing a comment. Such a great start to overcoming your fear! I wish you the best of luck on your market trip tomorrow. I have a feeling it's going to be great!

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