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Seven Ways to Boost Your Emotional Courage

There are certain times in our lives where we will be required to do something that puts us out of our comfort zone. These different things may make us feel scared, uncomfortable, or anxious. One way to accomplish these things is by increasing out emotional courage. According to Guy Winch Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, there are 7 ways you can boost your emotional courage. 

  1. Don't overthink it 
  2. Focus on the threshold not the act itself
  3. Commit yourself ahead of time
  4. Do it with a friend
  5. Do something similar in a less scary setting
  6. Think of how good you'll feel afterwards
  7. Think of the doors that would open 

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Chris Massman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA. She graduated Phillips Graduate Institute with a Master of Arts in Psychology in 2014 and received her Chemical Dependency Specialty in 2014. Today, she practices Congnitive-behavioral therapy to help individuals, couples, and families identify and overcome a variety of unique challenges.