Do you remember, when was the last time you actually felt scared?
Perhaps you were watching a horror story, or maybe you heard a frightening noise in some corner of your house and then you suddenly realize that it was just your dog scratching on the door! Do you remember how you felt at the time?
That strange feeling of being afraid is called FEAR!!
How our body reacts to FEAR?
As we sense danger, our brain sends signals in the entire body that cause changes in our body. Our pulse rate may increase and we may breathe faster. Perhaps our sweat begins to cool our skin while blood is pumped to our muscles so they can prepare to respond to the danger.
Our body’s reaction to fear is called the fight-or-flight response.
While being afraid isn’t fun, it can be a helpful feeling for you and us to experience. After all, it gets your senses and body ready to react, which can be very important, especially if we need to protect ourselves or run in order to avoid danger!
What causes Fear?
There are many reasons we feel fear, such as instant buzz of a loud, unexpected noise or the uncertainty of being in some strange situation. At times we may feel fear even after we get to know that we are not in immediate danger.
How to comfort ourselves in times of Fear?
The next time you feel fearful during a time when there is no immediate danger then you should try taking a deep breath to calm your body. Talk to any of your family member or a friend who can help you to calm down.