A while ago I wrote a post about overcoming my arachnophobia (fear of spiders). I noticed many people commented about being freaked out by spiders, or having another phobia, on the post and on my social media channels. So I decided to share in detail how exactly I got over my arachnophobia. I’m sure most of the tips will work for irrational fears as well. But depending on the severity of your phobia you might want to see a therapist on the side as well.
Arachnophobia, fear of spiders, is one of the most common phobias. In the United States, more than 30% of the population is afraid of the eight-legged creatures. For the first 19 years of my life, I suffered from this phobia as well, until I unintentionally overcame my fear.