• Erik Frederickson - Life Coach and Recovery Coach

Here Are The Practical Reasons Why You Shouldn't Fear

Updated: Sep 3, 2020

Fear, worry, stress, anxiety, none of these produce anything we truly want in our lives.

When my recovery and relationship with God started over 11 yrs ago I remember being told that fear is a liar. I was told that the Bible says, “don’t fear,” or, “do not be afraid,” or something along those lines 365 times. Once for every day of the year.

I believed it. Up to that point in my life I had settled into a personal culture of fear and worry, so when I was told that living that way was no longer needed it wasn't hard for me to agree. I just wanted to know why. I wanted to know why fear was so detrimental, and how to stop living in it.

So I dug, and I prayed, and I searched until I got more clarity. And I found that fear has a intensely negative effect our our mind and body. 

Check out this insightful 4 min video from Ted ED

As soon as the human body perceives a threat it begins to shut down functions not needed for survival. As a result eyesight enhances and blood is rerouted to flow to muscles so we can run faster. 

A partnership with fear weakens the immune system and causes multiple issues with the digestive tract. Worry decreases fertility, and also damages the memory.

These negative repercussions leave us in an obvious state of being susceptible to overwhelming negative emotions. 

That’s the Readers Digest version.

An often overlooked aspect of this reality is the need for a physical health transformation. After living in fear for an extended period of time our bodies need some restoring.

Here are just a few simple and beneficial things to consider. A good multivitamin, and possibly some adrenal support supplements. The simple and much needed reality of getting enough sleep, and getting some exercise. These suggestions simply scratch the surface.

If you are interested in checking out more of the needed health component that ties into recovery I would highly recommend checking out my friend Jeff Simone at Reaction Recovery.