Looking Beyond Fear

You may or may not have noticed I haven’t posted anything on here for a long time and the only honest answer I have for that is ….

Fear has been stopping me

F- false

E- evidence

A- appearing

R- real

Fear of being rejected

Fear of being laughed at

Fear of people talking about me

Fear of exposure

Fear of social media

Fear of lack of control

Fear of perfection

Fear of getting it wrong

I know fear makes me feel I want to hide, makes me shut down, not want to try, not want to engage. Fear leads to anxiety, anxiety being the brain looking for worst-case scenario, the brain over thinking.

But brain…is that true? Where’s the evidence for that?

We are in control of our brain… your brain is like an unruly child, if left unattended with a box of matches and a bottle of vodka all hell lets loose!!!

It natters and screams if doesn’t get its own way, whines if it has to do something it doesn’t want to do, stamps it feet in defiance and goes off in a strop…

What I am learning is if I look at my fear, break it down, and ask myself the question…. is that true?

It could be it, could not be…

What are you going to do let your child run the show?

I know when I have stepped forward and faced a fear I have been pleasantly surprised on the fact I felt proud of myself and it has lead to new and exciting things.

What are you afraid to do today?

What’s stopping you?

What small step could you do today towards facing that?

Today my step was posting this

Love to you

Soul Sunday – Gratitude

 

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Being in the attitude of gratitude.

An instant mood lifter.

Practice as soon you wake and as you close your eyes to sleep.

What are you thankful for right now? Look around your space…

I’m thankful for my beautiful dog laid on the floor next to me, who brings me joy, love and comfort. I’m grateful for the bed I’m sat in it’s soft, warm and comforting and holds me whilst I’m sleeping. I’m grateful that I have a home to live in that shelters me and keeps me warm. I’m thankful for my warm cup of tea. I’m grateful I can hear the birds singing outside my room.

My list can go on, but you get the idea.

It helps to start writing them down, your own private gratitude journal because the physical acts of thinking it, saying it, writing it and seeing it involves more of your senses so affirms it in your subconsciousness.

Give it a go

It’s easy

You can do it

Have a good day x

What Are You Grateful For Today?

Happiness is gratitude

I have been practicing this a lot lately.

If I notice my thoughts starting to sink into the pity party and crack out the party poppers, I say, either out loud if I’m alone or in my head…

STOP!!!

What are you grateful for today?

Then I start reeling out the answers.

Try it…. it will help!

This is a classic meditation by the amazing Louise Hay…. I love this meditation, really helps me focus on being grateful for all the small things we take for granted.

Love to you all x