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Top 75 Creative Halloween Costumes for Every Occasion That Will Surely Impress You

Top 75 Creative Halloween Costumes for Every Occasion That Will Surely Impress You

Since Halloween is around the corner, here are some creative costume ideas for the whole family.

Tiny Tots

Need costume ideas for your little ones? Here are some creations that are more cute than creepy!

1. Audry Hepburn, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

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    Because every girl likes diamonds, no matter what age!

    2. Burrito Baby

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      Chipotle’s menu just got a lot cuter!

      3. Smurfs

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        Blue never goes out of style!

        4. Biker Baby

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          You can never go wrong with drawing facial hair and tattoos on babies.

          5. Albert Einstein

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            Baby Einstein has got nothing on this!

            6. Little Old Lady

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              Does your little one still need help walking? Work in a walker into their costume.

              7. Edward Scissorhands

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                Someone’s ready to shape some shrubbery.

                8. Dwight Schrute from “The Office”

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                  Some beets would make this costume!

                  9. Headless Boy

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                    Adding a candy bag inside and telling people to put the candy in the neck opening would cause this costume to be even more unforgettable.

                    10. Harry Potter and Fluffy

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                      Does the leash law apply to all three heads?

                      11. Gandhi

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                        Baby wisdom is the best! If only he could talk!

                        12. Baby Carl Fredricksen

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                          Any costume that incorporates balloons automatically makes you the coolest guy at the party. Just don’t add too many!

                          13. Eggs and Bacon

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                            Who doesn’t want to start their morning sunny side up?

                            14. Raggedy Ann

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                              Red heads just have more fun!

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                              15. Wilson from Castaway

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                                If Wilson was originally this cute, no one would ever allow him to float away.

                                For The One-Man Show

                                Do you want to make a strong solo statement? Then consider these suggestions.

                                1. Corpse Bride

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                                  Beauty and horror have never looked better!

                                  2. The Joker

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                                    The joker is both timeless and terrifying. And what guy doesn’t want to wear smeared lipstick?

                                    3. Question Man

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                                      Do you have trouble deciding what to be for Halloween? Maybe it’s time to just embrace that!

                                      4. Dr. Who

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                                        Becoming a timeless time lord is as simple as putting on a brown pin-stripped suit and glasses. Don’t forget your sonic screwdriver!

                                        5. Loofah

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                                          This is most likely the cleanest costume you will encounter.

                                          6. Despicable Me Minion

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                                            Everyone loves a minion! And the best part is that no one expects you to be articulate!

                                            7. Napoleon Dynamite

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                                              Embrace your inner listless teen. Just don’t crack a smile!

                                              8. Sheldon

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                                                Do you already know everything? Then choose a costume that allows you to call other people idiots and still stay in character.

                                                9. Jellyfish

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                                                  With this costume, you can’t wait for the sun to set to show off your iridescent style.

                                                  10. 50 Shades of Grey

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                                                    A trip to the hardware store for paint samples is all that’s needed for a literal interpretation of this steamy novel.

                                                    11. Firefox

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                                                      This is a great dual-purpose costume. Everyone wants to know, “What does the fox say?” If you hold onto the globe, your the Mozilla Firefox. If you drop the ball, you’re still a fox.

                                                      12. Grumpy Cat

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                                                        Can your grumpy face rival Grumpy Cat? Add some makeup and practice your pout.

                                                        13. Zombie Stormtrooper

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                                                          Star Wars meets Walking Dead is so crazy, it just might work!

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                                                          14. Head in a Box

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                                                            Don’t lose your head! And always remember to take it home at the end of the night.

                                                            15. Low Resolution Girl

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                                                              You don’t need to refocus your eyes, or upgrade your processing speed, as this picture doesn’t need to be adjusted.

                                                              Parents and Progeny

                                                              Because you still want to bring out your inner kid!

                                                              1. Wrecking Ball

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                                                                Celebrate that bump! You may not want to let your child know years later that he was once a wrecking ball for Halloween. But, you will certainly have the most interesting look at any party.

                                                                2. Surfer Dad with Shark

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                                                                  If all the sharks were this cute, more people would surf!

                                                                  3. Beetlejuice Family

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                                                                    Family pictures never looked so horrifying.

                                                                    4. Chefs with Lobster

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                                                                      Cutest dish ever!

                                                                      5. Nesting Dolls

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                                                                        If you have lots of women of different ages and heights in your family, then this is a great group costume.

                                                                        6. Little Shop of Horrors

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                                                                          Grab the Round-Up!

                                                                          7. Labyrinth

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                                                                            Who doesn’t love a little Bowie?

                                                                            8. Alien Baby

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                                                                              This kid is in a huge hurry to go trick or treating!

                                                                              9. You’re the Treat

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                                                                                If you want kids to run away screaming, then this is your costume! And, it’s as simple as a t-shirt.

                                                                                10. The Incredibles

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                                                                                  Do you think your clan is the most incredible group of people on the planet? Then this super family fits!

                                                                                  11. Spider and Web

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                                                                                    Along came a spider, and it was adorable!

                                                                                    12. Addams Family

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                                                                                      Borrow a friendly Puli puppy to play Cousin Itt and complete the family.

                                                                                      13. Alice in Wonderland

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                                                                                        Even if the white rabbit is late, he’s so cute, no one will care!

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                                                                                        14. Lord of the Rings

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                                                                                          These hobbit “prisoners” don’t seem to be in too much trouble.

                                                                                          15. Farm Family

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                                                                                            Farming may make a comeback if the result is livestock as sweet as these two.

                                                                                            Dynamic Duos

                                                                                            Because two is always better than one.

                                                                                            1. Buttercup and the Dread Pirate Roberts

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                                                                                              Because every girl wants her man to say, “As you wish!” all the time.

                                                                                              2. Avatar Couple

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                                                                                                With that much blue, everyone else will “see you” too!

                                                                                                3. Lightening Love

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                                                                                                  Love struck takes on a whole new meaning with this costume idea.

                                                                                                  4. Google Maps

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                                                                                                    Going from point A to point B just got a lot more hip.

                                                                                                    5. French Chef and a Croquembouche

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                                                                                                      You always knew you were his tasty dish, but this look takes it to a whole new level.

                                                                                                      6. Wall E and Eve

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                                                                                                        It seems that if you’re a human or robot, opposites still attract.

                                                                                                        7. Dumb and Dumber

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                                                                                                          This is your chance to wear the ugliest tux you can find and crash a party. Just don’t forget to drive up on the scooter!

                                                                                                          8. YouTube Player Costume

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                                                                                                            Ever feel like your life is a movie? This costume lets you live that theme. You can also write your wish for how the evening will go, and see what happens!

                                                                                                            9. Autopsy Gone Wrong

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                                                                                                              You can have a costume and an anatomy lesson all in one.

                                                                                                              10. Khaleesi and Drogo

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                                                                                                                The Mother of Dragons always makes a powerful statement wherever she goes.

                                                                                                                11. Mr. and Mrs. Packman

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                                                                                                                  Relive this vintage game by going out as this classic couple.

                                                                                                                  12. Tooth and Fairy

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                                                                                                                    Every girl likes to dress up like a fairy; and what guy doesn’t like to wear a crown? This costume makes everyone happy!

                                                                                                                    13. Ken and Barbie

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                                                                                                                      You may have to step out of the box to bust a move; but as long as you stay in, your hair will always be in mint condition.

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                                                                                                                      14. Flower and Bee

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                                                                                                                        What better pairing is there than a flower and a bee?

                                                                                                                        15. Shrek and Fiona

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                                                                                                                          Fairy tales are made to be messed with, and Shrek and Fiona are the ultimate not-so-fairy-tale couple. They prove that you can still live happily ever after, even if you’re green and live in a swamp.

                                                                                                                          Partners in Crime

                                                                                                                          Do you have a fun group hitting the town on Halloween? Get together and find a costume connection.

                                                                                                                          1. Go Greyscale

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                                                                                                                            Your friends will do a double take when you show up in gray-scale mode.

                                                                                                                            2. Lego Men

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                                                                                                                              You can’t go wrong with a group of Lego guys!

                                                                                                                              3. Trophy

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                                                                                                                                Feeling athletic? You and your friends can become a walking trophy case by striking a pose with some gold paint.

                                                                                                                                4. Tetras

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                                                                                                                                  If your group friendship is a perfect fit, why not celebrate that?

                                                                                                                                  5. Toy Soldier Troop

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                                                                                                                                    Got a group of guys? Grab the green and the guns and go!

                                                                                                                                    6. Peanuts Gang

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                                                                                                                                      If you’re dressed as Snoopy and Woodstock, don’t forget to bring your dance moves and the Peanuts theme song to the party.

                                                                                                                                      7. Ninja Turtles

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                                                                                                                                        When four friends dress up as green ninja reptiles, you could be the heroes in a half shell for the evening.

                                                                                                                                        8. Blue Man Group

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                                                                                                                                          Blue and bald never looked so good!

                                                                                                                                          9. Roller Coaster

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                                                                                                                                            This costume idea is guaranteed to set your evening up for a wild ride.

                                                                                                                                            10. Hocus Pocus

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                                                                                                                                              With this group theme, you and two friends will be the hippest witches on the block.

                                                                                                                                              11. Flintstones

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                                                                                                                                                Dress up your dog as Dino, and you’re ready to hit the streets.

                                                                                                                                                12. Umpa Lumpas

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                                                                                                                                                  Green hair and orange face paint becomes cooler in numbers.

                                                                                                                                                  13. Angry Birds

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                                                                                                                                                    Want to have a group egg fight? At least with this look you can stay in character.

                                                                                                                                                    14. Taco Bell Sauces

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                                                                                                                                                      The only thing spicier than this costume concept is the saucy sayings.

                                                                                                                                                      15. M&Ms

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                                                                                                                                                        This group looks good enough to eat!

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                                                                                                                                                        13 Tips to Face Your Fears, Grow with Them and Enjoy the Ride

                                                                                                                                                        13 Tips to Face Your Fears, Grow with Them and Enjoy the Ride

                                                                                                                                                        Fear. I spend my life talking about fear — fighting fears, fixing fears and understanding fears. And yet I doubt I get 10 calls a year from people saying “Mandie can you help me fix my fear?”

                                                                                                                                                        Why is this so critically important to you?

                                                                                                                                                        The realization for me is that fear is not the fundamental driving force in your life it’s what regardless of whether I’m talking to a doctor, a teacher, a CEO’s, a senior citizens or teenager – every single one of those conversations has a direct correlation with your world.

                                                                                                                                                        Fear can range from the overwhelming desire to look away or stop in your tracks to literally fleeing your country and the life you knew. In this article, I will share you with 13 tips to face your fears and enjoy the ride.

                                                                                                                                                        1. Know That Fear Is Real, but Can Be Overcome

                                                                                                                                                        Right now around the world people are facing fear — real fear. Fear that I pray my children and I will never experience. Does that lessen my fears or your fears in your relativity safe 21st century life?

                                                                                                                                                        When I look at the world we all live in, I find that fear like so many other emotions can mean so many different things to so many different people:

                                                                                                                                                        • The child who has to be physically dragged to their first day of school.
                                                                                                                                                        • The man facing the judge.
                                                                                                                                                        • The woman with her hand poised over the buttons over her phone because she has to walk down a dark corridor late at night alone.
                                                                                                                                                        • The man as the surgeon says “count backwards from 10 Mr Smith.”
                                                                                                                                                        • The woman that’s told “We are sorry, we can’t help you.”
                                                                                                                                                        • The man that faces the empty circle of a gun and prays for his very existence.

                                                                                                                                                        These and a million more (Portrayed in every kind of movie, book or song you could imagine) are what make us human. We face fear and somehow move forward or are stopped in our tracks.

                                                                                                                                                        Like the rabbit in the headlights of the car that veers off through the field away from the tyres of the car or stays still praying for salvation. Like someone will save them. Sound familiar?

                                                                                                                                                        Fear is huge. Fear is everywhere and yet fear can be overcome, controlled and can even be a power for good.

                                                                                                                                                        2. Accept Your Fear

                                                                                                                                                        Firstly if you aren’t facing the barrel of the gun, atrocities that make the news or impeding death, that’s a good start. However it doesn’t mean your fear is any less real.

                                                                                                                                                        We are quick to say “I can’t moan, my life is not as bad as X.” While in theory, that’s honorable your appreciation of Mr. or Mrs. X’s horrific life won’t change anything directly. So accept your fear is relative to you.

                                                                                                                                                        And here’s what can be done.

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                                                                                                                                                        3. Get Some Perspective

                                                                                                                                                        I found myself asking anyone that would answer “what is your worst fear”. The answer that intrigued me the most came from my daughter (15 years old and she usually has a copy of Fight the Fear – my book – in her school bag so she can help someone else be as positive and confident as her. No matter what life throws up.)

                                                                                                                                                        And her fear, surprised me — heights. I pointed out that we live in a sprawling bungalow (one storey) and the highest she goes is two storeys’ at school! She laughed but added, fear isn’t like that Mum. I know it’s not a real fear, but it’s like when you stand on a chair and feel unsafe.

                                                                                                                                                        That girl will go far. Because she truly gets fear.

                                                                                                                                                        We know something is scary and yet we still do it. Why? Because we have a perspective to the fear. When you lose perspective, it can feel too big, and too scary.

                                                                                                                                                        So look around you to get some perspective on your fear:

                                                                                                                                                        • Are you really at risk?
                                                                                                                                                        • Will this kill you?
                                                                                                                                                        • Which leads us on to..
                                                                                                                                                        • If the worse was to happen what would it be?

                                                                                                                                                        4. Hold a Hand

                                                                                                                                                        As a coach, it is my job to holds someone’s metaphorical hand and help them face a fear.

                                                                                                                                                        Like the child petrified of the thunder storm or the teen that can’t get back in a car again after failing their test, your job as a parent is to reassure, encourage, enable and motivate someone to face something that ideally they never would choose to again.

                                                                                                                                                        We know many of our fears aren’t real. However, it is only when someone guides us with love, respect, lack of judgement and safety are we able to get through fear. And trust me, you can get through your fears. I’ve seen it so many times.

                                                                                                                                                        Ask yourself:

                                                                                                                                                        • If the worse were to happen, what would that be?
                                                                                                                                                        • Could that really happen?
                                                                                                                                                        • If the worse did happen, how would you recover?
                                                                                                                                                        • If the worse were to happen, what would you need to do next?

                                                                                                                                                        By seeing fear as not the end destination but part of being human, you can see through it’s wily evil ways and move forward.

                                                                                                                                                        5. Know Whose Hand You Hold Either Physically or Emotionally

                                                                                                                                                        This helps with fears for the rest of your life.

                                                                                                                                                        Think of someone you can always rely on (and ideally you won’t just answer yourself because that adds a lot of pressure to your existence!) And you will find that you’ve already found a way to get through fear.

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                                                                                                                                                        The beauty of this is that it means that fear becomes part of life not something to be feared and shied away from.

                                                                                                                                                        It means you know you can turn to your friend, partner, colleague, parent, sibling and say “Right I need to deal with this, and I’m going to need you to help me.”

                                                                                                                                                        For one moment, think about it from the other person’s view point. When we get to help other people we feel valued, loved, respected and lots of other positive emotions and we get a good dose of positive chemicals setting off in our bodies too.

                                                                                                                                                        Your fear, and your determination to fight it, helped someone else too. Now that’s cool right?

                                                                                                                                                        6. Understand That There Are Some Things Fear Will Never Touch

                                                                                                                                                        I like to find role models in life — people who have faced heroism, history changing moments, war, atrocities, miracles, life saving inventions.

                                                                                                                                                        Not everyone was looking for greatness, however they all found it. And one of my favourite books to date is written about Alistair Urquhart, the forgotten highlander. If this doesn’t get turned into a film in the future, then no man’s story is likely to.

                                                                                                                                                        Alistair went through the most horrific experiences in the 2nd world war. If you think of one of the awful things that happened back then in our world, Alistair went through at least 3 of them! Asked afterwards how did you cope? He talked about how whatever they did to his body, no matter how they starved, tortured, threatened or mocked him, they couldn’t have his mind. In his mind he was free.

                                                                                                                                                        Of all the people’s voices I’ve heard in my head over the years, this is one of those statements that reminds me anything is possible if you have faith and hope.

                                                                                                                                                        Look for the things in life that fear can’t touch. They will create confidence and faith for the future, whatever you face. And they will give you a sense of why being you is awesome.

                                                                                                                                                        Of all the billions of people on this planet, no one will have an answer identical to yours!

                                                                                                                                                        7. Process Your Fears to Carry on with Life

                                                                                                                                                        Being brave is not about sticking your chest out and smiling regardless of what hell you endure. It is about finding a way to emotionally process your fears to be able to keep going.

                                                                                                                                                        I have a tool kit of things I can rely on – tools, strategies, techniques. They include people to hug or talk to, music. hobbies, walks on the beach and even my favourite food. It sounds mad but at the times where I have questioned “how will I get through this?” I’ve found immense joy in doing the most unlikely of thing that makes me smile.

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                                                                                                                                                        It may be a short lived moment of happiness. However, it reminded that nothing stays the same and I can find away.

                                                                                                                                                        One client told me that it was crazy when it felt like their world was falling around their ears to run a bath to the brim (you don’t waste water) get the best bath oils, light too many candles, lock the door and drink a glass of bubbly (champagne is only for special occasions.)

                                                                                                                                                        Did that moment fix the disaster that my clients life felt? No, however it gave them a moment of calm and the brain is far quicker to find solutions, resolve and motivation to keep going when you do that.

                                                                                                                                                        It may feel like madness to do something you love, however it can be a powerful way to help you find solutions to the fears you face in life.

                                                                                                                                                        8. Assume the Worse

                                                                                                                                                        If you read the statement from the client above. Notice how they assumed it was wrong to fill the bath up to the top? How bubbly is only for special occasions?

                                                                                                                                                        Think how naughty they felt to be doing something that was not allowed?

                                                                                                                                                        • Think about what age it may have made them feel?
                                                                                                                                                        • Think about how they feel about champagne?
                                                                                                                                                        • What special moments it’s been a part of in their lives?

                                                                                                                                                        And you can see how the assumptions they made about their “right” to have these things was not healthy.

                                                                                                                                                        When I drag the assumptions out of people’s words for them to see, they are often struck by how negative the words make them feel.

                                                                                                                                                        Don’t assume your words aren’t impacting on you. You can go through fear and actually enjoy the ride when you take the time to understand how you are letting words get to you.

                                                                                                                                                        9. Take a Fear That Feels Insurmountable Right Now.

                                                                                                                                                        If you were to repeat it to me out loud, what would you say?

                                                                                                                                                        Would you have blame on yourself in there? Would you assume others can do it and it’s just you? Would you feel small, unsuccessful, useless, unworthy?

                                                                                                                                                        Usually, when you do this exercise, you are able to spot the untruths that run wild in your head convincing you that you are doomed. And rarely when we are faced with our assumptions is there is a lot of evidence to them.

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                                                                                                                                                        10. You Are Not Defined by Your Fear

                                                                                                                                                        One fear does not define your life – be mindful of that. It is likely to lead you to thinking of all the times you’ve succeeded and bring a moment of calm, confidence and faith back to you.

                                                                                                                                                        11. Go with Fear

                                                                                                                                                        When you learn to go with fear, you could find yourself actually having fun, no seriously – having fun.

                                                                                                                                                        I have a few amazing clients I’m working with right now who would describe themselves as life long worriers, or pessimists. In the past that has served them well, enabling them to keep safe, steer clear of risks and even develop strategies in the event of disasters. However, now they find it’s becoming hard to break the cycle and they really want to because it’s holding them back.

                                                                                                                                                        Notice how they’ve found their hidden fears and want to face them?

                                                                                                                                                        One client said “I knew this was going to be tough, and I knew I couldn’t fight it alone and I knew you would be the one to help me.” Before I sat an incredibly successful, confident, capable business owner with a family and a social life to die for.

                                                                                                                                                        However, I’ve learned that the most successful looking lives can hide things that impact on life, success, love, happiness and business.

                                                                                                                                                        We didn’t start with the fear that they felt was holding them back, we broke the fear down, and found lots of little obstacles that had been deemed as “life” and “unchangeable” and “that’s just the way it is” by developing awareness to the little steps on the road to their obstacles to happiness and success they were able to tackle them in a different way.

                                                                                                                                                        12. Discover Great Skills in Your Scary Moments

                                                                                                                                                        And in that clients words “I came here to work with you to grow my company, and my own personal skills. I didn’t expect to get the children to be cleaning up after themselves and my partner being more attentive! It all feels a little magic.”

                                                                                                                                                        The moral is that out of the scariest of moments, we can find great skills we didn’t know we had. Find better, healthier, happier ways to live and find ways to enjoy life more. (And have a bit of magic!)

                                                                                                                                                        What a great place to be in ready for the next fear that thinks it’s going to get in the way of you, right?

                                                                                                                                                        13. Own Your Fear

                                                                                                                                                        Think back over these tips and come up with at least one example for each one. Write them down. Put them on your phone. Turn them into a piece of art. Turn them into a poem. Frame them. Go for a fast walk across the fields, beach, down town and repeat these things in your head to the sound of your feet on the ground.

                                                                                                                                                        We rarely take the time to appreciate how far we have come, how much we can achieve or what we are capable of – by really owning the tips in this article you will have given your brain a big fat dose of “Damn right I can do this!” and the motivation and accountability to say “Let’s find a way” through any fear.

                                                                                                                                                        You can’t help but feel good when you see that can you? And fear doesn’t stand a chance, does it?

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