I still use that trick sometimes if I have to, but I'm a bit better at controlling my mind now.
Anyways, I hope that helps people without irrational fears understand a bit better, and I hope people with irrational fears can relate.
Someday, I will get over this. I am making progress, it's just slow and painful.
Also, I'm working a post with tips on how to control irrational fears (phobias), specifically fear of insects, so please check back later for that.