New series: how to overcome fear of camping alone⛺🔥. #5
New series: how to overcome fear of camping alone⛺🔥. Tip number five: Approach it gradually.
If one`s really anxious about something it`s a good idea to approach it gradually. If you get overwhelmed with anxiety just thinking about camping alone, you want to make a step by step plan where you slowly get used to the situation.
The first trick here it to find out what you`re afraid of; is it the darkness, the part about being alone, is it being in nature or something different? Whatever is making you anxious, make a plan where you can approach it in small doses.
Let`s say it`s the darkness that makes you anxious. Think through a situation where you will be exposed to enough darkness to make you anxious, but not overwhelmed with anxiety. An idea would be to stand outside your house, still within the light of your windows for example. When you`re standing out here, just let your self be anxious. If one of the previous techniques works for you, then try to put them at use (write it down if you need to). Now stand there until the anxiety starts to drop.
When the anxiety is down and you`re ok with standing outside your house, try the next step. Pick a new place that makes you anxious, but not overwhelmed and do the same exercise here. Gradually build up until you start feeling ok with being alone out in the darkness.
Now this trick works really well for some people, whilst others might find it difficult or unhelpful. Try it if it makes sense for you, if not just leave it.