We’ve all been afraid of something at one point in our lives… be it cockroaches or death. While it’s completely human to be afraid of something, sometimes fear can sap our energy and leave us crippled. If you’re sick and tired of being afraid, we’re here to help you take that small step in confronting it. But first, we have to know you a little better.
Complete this quiz, and we’ll recommend something that might just help you feel a little bit better. 🙂
1) Which place scares you the most?
2) Which face scares you the most?
3) Which of these terrifies you?
4) Which event would ruin your day?
5) What table are you afraid of?
6) What show would you rather not watch?
7) What are you afraid of receiving?
What Scares You the Most?
You got: A fear of loneliness. And here’s a book that might help.
You’re afraid that despite being surrounded by close friends, you don’t feel remotely connected to them. But fret not, you’re not alone in fearing being alone. In fact, 77% of Singaporeans share the same fear as you.
Perhaps, picking up 𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘥 by Cheryl Strayed might help. After losing her mother at the age of 22, her family broken, her marriage destroyed, Cheryl felt like the loneliest person in this world. Her journey towards self-healing is detailed in this riveting novel that will leave you hanging by the edge of your seat. And hopefully, as you read this, you’ll feel a little less lonely like you’re right there beside her.
You got: A fear of death. And here’s a book that might help.
Just like 84% of the Singaporeans, you fear what comes after death and it cripples you. You shy away from any topics related to it and try to push it to the back of your mind.
Maybe you’ll find some peace with the help of Randy Pausch’s words in 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘓𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦. After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Randy gave a lecture on the summation of all the life lessons he’s accumulated to the students at Carnegie Mellon University (famous for their last lecture series). Through the lessons and the ample use of humor, The Last Lecture may not instantly cure your fear, but it’s a small step to help you refocus your fear and make life worth living.
You got: A fear of not finding your passion. And here’s a book that might help.
You see people doing things they enjoy, things that they’re passionate about. And you’re afraid you’ll never feel that way, or you’re doomed to never find your one true calling.
Take a moment to pause and read 𝘚𝘰 𝘎𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘊𝘢𝘯’𝘵 𝘐𝘨𝘯𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶 by Cal Newport. In his book, Cal debunks the positivity of the phrase “to follow your passion”, and instead suggests that passion follows after putting in the hard work. Backed by his research, the book offers some paradigm-shifting thoughts that’ll help you break through the analysis paralysis common to this fear.
You got: A fear of being judged. And here’s a book that might help.
You’re afraid of the prying eyes, the background whispers, the unseen gossips. You’re afraid that if you fail in anything you do, others will soon be upon you to mock your failure.
We recommend giving 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘛𝘰 𝘉𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 by Dr. Ellen Hendriksen a read. Instead of teaching you how to tune out the negative things people are saying about you, the book guides you on how you can reprogram your inner naysayer and practice self-love. The best part of this book is that it feels more like getting sound advice from a friend rather than feeling like an actual diagnosis.