Using Fear to Break Out of a Funk

By Anonymous

https://www.wsj.com/articles/using-fear-to-break-out-of-a-funk-1537796770

Columnist Elizabeth Bernstein diving in Iceland. She is touching two continents. Rami Seib
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Pushing yourself to complete scary but exhilarating activities can give you a lasting sense of strength and accomplishment. Our columnist went scuba diving in Iceland to test the theory.

Columnist Elizabeth Bernstein diving in Iceland. She is touching two continents. Rami Seib
Using Fear to Break Out of a Funk

This summer, I decided I needed to get out of my head and into the world. I was lost in an extended funk: low energy, negative thoughts, fits of tears. I’ve written about how experiencing awe, getting out of our comfort zone and having a mantra can help us be healthier and happier. My mantra is “Fortune Favors the Brave.” So I decided to take my own advice and look for something to help me recalibrate.

I decided to scuba dive in Iceland.

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