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    Posted on Jul 6, 2015

    11 Steps To Conquering Your Fear Of Spiders

    Breathe in, breathe out, and say "Hello Spider, how are you doing today?"

    1. First of all, imagine that spiders look like this up close:

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    2. If you see a spider, give him a silly name.

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    3. Or if you're especially nervous, use a raisin to role-play and practice having a casual conversation with a spider.

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    Note: You can use any small item of your choosing; it doesn't have to be a raisin. For example, you could use a regular grape, pencil tip erasers, or those little promotional magnets banks give out.

    4. Look at yourself, now look at a spider. You are WAY, WAY bigger.

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    5. Imagine a spider's hobbies. Who knows, you could have some in common!

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    6. Or think about how if spiders wore shoes it would take them a REALLY long time to put them all on.

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    7. OR imagine how funny it would be if spiders had a unibrow over all eight of their eyes.

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    8. Remember Spiderman would be nothing without the help of an actual spider.

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    9. Think about how awesome those cobwebs will look during Halloween.

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    10. Listen to 'Itsy Bitsy Spider' on repeat while you sleep.

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    Or perhaps the audio-book of Charlotte's Web...whatever suits your fancy.

    11. And if none of that works then here's this: Spiders thrive on fear and the more you are scared the more they will flock to you and lurk...

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    ...and they will start building a community and disguising themselves as parts of your house until one day you notice your couch is moving so you bump it and it disintegrates into millions of tiny spiders and then they all start coming out of the woodwork and crawling towards you and everything in your house is made of spiders and you look down at your hands and SUDDENLY YOU REALIZE THAT EVEN YOU ARE MADE OF SPIDERS AND IT'S ALL OVER AND IT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN THIS WAY IF ONLY YOU HAD CONQUERED YOUR FEAR WHEN YOU STILL COULD.

    So don't be scared! LOL ;-)

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