I think I must have had these same feelings as a kid; it’s certainly a phrase we hear pretty often in our house: “I’m scared.”
It’s a catch-all phrase that the kids use when they don’t want to do something, their anxious about it, or they are in fact, scared.
The main strategy to combat the dislike, and especially the fear? Use that ol’ Thought Box I wrote on not too long ago.
Push all the bad thoughts out of the box, that one in your mind’s eye, and only let settle the good thoughts.
I think this is especially effective when you’re trying to go to sleep. Maybe is a good strategy for any apprehensive situation:
Push the bad thoughts out of your mind, push through to the other side.
It’s ok to be scared, but don’t let that apprehension or fear stop you from doing what you need to do, what you want to do.
“Ok. But do it anyway.”