Today’s episode is about the fear of happiness and how it can paralyse people.

Believe it or not, some people are afraid of being happy. They may have experienced trauma or low self-esteem and feel like they don’t deserve happiness. Or they may be fearful that if they are happy, something bad will happen to take it away.

This fear of happiness can hold people back in many areas of their lives. They may avoid taking risks or trying new things because they don’t want to disrupt the status quo. They may sabotage relationships or job opportunities because they don’t feel worthy of happiness. Ultimately, this fear of happiness can lead to a life of stagnation and unhappiness.
The first step in overcoming this fear is to identify it. 

Recognise when you’re holding yourself back from happiness and why. Is it a fear of failure, a fear of success, or something else? Once you understand the root of your fear, you can start to work on overcoming it.

One way to do this is to challenge your beliefs. If you believe that you don’t deserve happiness, ask yourself why. Is there any evidence to support that belief? Can you think of examples of times when you were happy and deserved it?

Another way to overcome the fear of happiness is to practice gratitude. Focus on the good things in your life and be thankful for them. This can help shift your mindset from one of fear to one of positivity and appreciation.

Finally, take small steps towards happiness. Do something that makes you happy every day, even if it’s something small. Over time, these small steps can add up to significant changes in your life.

The fear of happiness can be paralysing, but it doesn’t have to be. By identifying your fears, challenging your beliefs, practising gratitude, and taking small steps towards happiness, you can overcome this fear and live a fulfilled life.