Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Happiness Wednesdays...

Dear friends,

I have decided to start a new series on my blog called 'Happiness Wednesdays'. This will be a little communication between me and you, as to what tips you have for good emotional health! I will be sharing mine each week (or as often as I can on a Wednesday) and I'd love to hear your feedback.

Last week I talked about writing down 3 positives in your day in order to refocus your mind on optimism. It gives a little boost to your day.

This week I am going to discuss fear. Susan Jeffers says,

'The Green Light of Fear:

Retrain your thinking so you interpret your inappropriate fears as a green light to move ahead- an opportunity to grow and live life more fully- instead of as a signal to retreat'.

Being a person who suffers with a lot of fear in my life, I love this positive aspect to it. Fear should equal growth and thats what I am trying to do in my own life.

Has anyone managed to achieve this in their lives? Has there been a time when you used fear in a positive way to enhance rather than restrict your life?

With lots of love and hope you are excited about this new series,

El xo



  1. Happiness Wednesdays - I love it! And I wish I could say that I have easily dominated 'fear' - but I still let it hold me back to a degree...I've got to get over that! It keeps me from doing and being what I want to do and be...

  2.'s an evil monster!

    There's a path in my area which you can walk through that makes it easier for me to get home but it's in a forest-type area and it takes about 5 mins of walking in the foresty area before you hit the open path. I never walked in this area alone before because I was always afraid of walking down there and being attacked or something else my wild imagination created. But as I was walking home yesterday and got near the path, I thought "this's just me being afraid of something that I don't know..fear of not knowing. Maybe this is my first step in combating the fear of the future I sometimes have"
    And I walked through it and guess what? I survived!
    I still fear a lot of things but I think one day at a time, one fear at a time, you can get through it!

  3. Hi

    i think that is such a great idea. i need to start doing that. i have realized i spend so much time on the negative i rarely look at the positive so thanks!

    people always seem to enjoy my smile as much as i think it makes my nose look funny and so i need to embrace it more

    i look forward to wednesdays now!

    i just came across your blog. i think its great. i hope you will come visit mine and maybe we can follow eachother!

  4. The 3 Things reminds me of Erin at Pughs News because she journals three beautiful things each day. I should start!

    Fear.... I'm not sure if I've ever done this WELL. I sort of got around the fear... For example, when I was in high school I played saxophone. I also started playing in my church's praise band. I had both a fear of public speaking an solos (and the praise band was so small it was nearly ALWAYS a solo). But...the solo fear won out and so the public speaking got easier and easier. To this day when I have to talk in front of people I always think "well, it's easier than a solo on a saxophone and I've done that."

    Does that make sense? Talking was always easier than playing an instrument so I guess I used that fear to propel myself in a different area. So, again, I sort of used the fear in a positive way but just in a different zone. Haha.


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