As I mentioned here a couple of years ago I HATE going to the dentist. And again, I emphasize, I don’t hate my dentist.
So before waking-up on my couch at 7:00pm last night, the last thing I remember from yesterday was telling my oh-so-darlin’ caregiver was, “I don’t think this medicine is working.”
Before leaving for the dentist (and before taking that medicine), I posted a comment on Facebook/Twitter that “…sometimes it helps to dress-up fear in really cool play clothes ~ rather than ignore that she’s there altogether.”
It didn’t quite go the way I wanted yesterday. I AM going to remember it for NEXT time, though.
I have fear. I’m AFRAID of three things:
- going to the dentist;
- and lizards.
Fear, I can walk with. The next time I need to walk with her or the things I’m afraid of (which are BIGGER), I’m going to try harder at dressing-up my fear in a way that she’s less scary ~ I’m thinking the purple dress with the flowers (pictured above) might help. I just think I have a way of picturing my fear as something much more powerful than she is.
How ’bout you? How do you picture your fear?