What is Prosophobia?

Prosophobia is the fear of making  progress.  People suffering from Prosophobia become extremely anxious when they face a situation where they are required to make any sort of progress in their life. Even a mere thought of making any progress triggers anxiety in people suffering from such condition. 


Symptoms of Prosophobia:

1.  Display high level of anxiety making progress

2.    Anxiety in people suffering from this condition is triggered by a mere thought of making any kind of progress in life.


3.    Mediocre efforts are put forward purposely by the people suffering from this condition.

4.    People suffering from this condition are not able to cope up with very strong emotions

5.    Prosophobia patients might experience panic attacks

6.    Heart rate and shakiness increases

7.    Rate of breathing and sweating increases


Causes of Prosophobia

 The reasons for Prosophobia are still unknown However, it is believed that the contributors to the development of this disease might be genetics and environmental factors.

 For instance:

Someone may experience a traumatic incident where they are constantly told that “they are not good enough”. In such situations, there are high chances where someone might develop Prosophobia as such statements may greatly impact the mind of an adolescent.

 What are the recommended Prosophobia Treatments?

There is no treatment that is specifically designed for Prosophobia. However, there might be some recommended activities which are:


Exercising for Prosophobia


 People who are suffering from anxiety disorders including Prosophobia, for them exercising is highly recommended as it is very beneficial for them.



Cardiovascular exercise can specifically act as a great stress buster. Moreover, instead of opting weight-resistance training, one should opt aerobic exercise for relieving their stress as it has been proven that aerobic exercises are more effective at releasing the feel-good chemicals in the brain such as endorphins.


Yoga technique for Prosophobia

People suffering from Prosophobia can adopt different yoga postures to make themselves better and healthy. Practising yoga helps in reliving anxiety related to Prosophobia. This is because when anyone including prosophobic people would perform Yoga, their mind would be diverted towards doing a productive thing and the anxiousness would be reduced.



For new beginners, who have not ever performed yoga before can watch online videos or take physical classes. The more you practice the postures, the better you will be at it and healthier you will be!


If we do the analysis, following Yoga won’t only help in reducing the symptoms of Prosophobia but also help in building your body’s strength and flexibility!


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