Overcoming Depression
Overcoming Depression
June 27, 2020

The pandemic continues to be ever present in our lives, and many of us have been tested in ways we could not have imagined. It may even have reached a point where fear may in fact be ruling our lives. Fear itself though can be a state of mind that controls all aspects of life, and it can show up in many guises. It could be:

  • Fear of loss
  • Fear of a lack of security
  • Fear of change
  • Fear of the unknown
  • Fear for the future 
  • Fear of illness 
  • Fear for family safety, or 
  • Even fear of what others may think of us.

In all these scenarios that fear on some level will influence the choices we make. It’s worth remembering that although extremely powerful, fear is natural human emotion, and it serves a purpose, to keep us safe. This primitive response alerts us to the presence of danger and can trigger a life-saving fight-or-flight response. But, in some cases this response can be most unhelpful. It can keep us “stuck” and give us an overwhelming sense of being out of control of what is happening to us. Fear is usually about a future event that has not happened and quite often will not happen. It stands for


False Evidence Appearing Real

…which put’s us into an anxious state. Fear creates anxiety.

Time-To-Thrive-Overcoming Fear













Fear let’s us see only the darkness, it certainly wants us to avoid anything new or unknown. It prevents us from making the right decisions, or in some instances it prevents us from making any decisions at all, as we simply “freeze”. 

Watch my video here: https://www.timetothrive.net.au/fear/

Here are a few ways that can help you to live free of fear 

  • Identify your fears – what are you really afraid of? 
  • Recognise what is in your control and what is out of your control. Be confident in taking that control of your inner world.
  • Take action – whatever the situation, there is always something you can do for you – work out what it is – and take action! 
  • Stay present – Focus on the present moment – and decide to live in the now as often as you can. 
  • Use Tapping, go to the FEAR page to tap through fear with me. Here is the link www.timetothrive.net.au/fear
  • Use the affirmation – “Right here, right now, I am ok” 
  • Embrace the fear for what it is, a protection mechanism and believe that you can – and will – overcome your fears 
  • Watch less news – news is normally pessimistic. But good news exists everywhere all around you. Write down all the good things you see and things that you re grateful for in your life.
  • Trust yourself – you’ve made it through all that life has thrown at you so far. Have faith in the future – you WILL find a way to feel better. 
  • Take time out – relax and gain some clarity of mind 
  • Get into nature as much as you can
  • Nurture yourself each day, take time out, eg. take a bath


Just 15 minutes a day, focussing on yourself, can help you regain a sense of calmness and clarity, to be able to focus on the things you can do and be able to take back control.

You can listen to my FREE anxiety self hypnosis audio at https://www.timetothrive.net.au/anxiety/

Go to www.timetothrive.net.au/fear for the free tapping video.

Feel free to call me on 0414714644 or email me at gayle@timetothrive.net.au if you would like to discuss any of these tips or tools in more detail.