Imagine what it would be like if...

Play the “what if” game. Imagine that you have actually done the thing you fear.

What does it feel like? How good does it feel?

Explore the favourable consequences of overcoming that particular fear:

if I did drive in traffic, I could go to the big sale in the retail park on the other side of town, I could visit my out-of-town friend, I would be independent, I would feel liberated, I could plan a trip, I could go to the seaside….

Visualising yourself in the place beyond the fear can act as a strong and effective motivating force. Imagine yourself there and you’ll find the courage to take the practical steps to set out from here.