Anxiety is one of those emotions that is really covering up another problem in your life. People who have anxiety often have a lot of scary thoughts that make no sense to them. For example, they may have enormous fears they don’t reveal to anyone else. I knew a man who feared swimming pools. He couldn’t hide his fear because our neighborhood had frequent pool parties. He was so afraid of the pool he’d stay inside the house. Finally, he went to a therapist and it turned out his real anxiety was due to suppressed suffocating feelings related to his family life. It seems odd at first glance, but anxiety often operates like a self-defense mechanism.
If you have an unreasonable fear of something you might want to consider that fear is covering up another problem. The fear works to distract your mind. It’s like displaced anxiety. Most of us can figure out what the real problems are in our lives if we open up our minds to the truth. But you have to make a commitment to deal with the honest truth.