Welcome to another episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions.
In episode 72, I cover:
Which reasons are ‘OK’ to break up with someone for?: So many people struggle with validating their need to end a relationship because it’s as if they believe that their reason isn’t good enough. At the extreme end of things they’re thinking, Would someone else break up with their partner who didn’t want a committed future / was sleeping around / abusing them? I share ten very strong reasons and signs that you are more than justified in breaking up with somebody including:
- Your fear of being alone (or starting over or whatever you’re afraid of) is greater than your unhappiness in the relationship.
- You’ve become less of who you are.
- They’re with someone else.
- Because you want to.
Seeing your way out of negative emotions: It’s critical to our well-being and our emotional development that we learn to sit with our feelings and see our way out of them when we are struck by those that prompt us to want to act out. Earlier this week, after being hangry (hungry and angry), I woke up with a headache, and from there it went downhill. I share key lessons gained from cycling through a range of painful emotions, hearing my ego and inner critic try to draw me into self-destruct, but also hearing some sage words from my inner critic.
Not mentioned but work checking out is my How To Self-Soothe Guide
The importance of hugging yourself: It’s National Hug Day tomorrow (had no idea this existed before this week!) and it reminded me about the importance of giving us affection too.
Listener Question: Fran wants to know, Is anyone honest online?
What I Learned This Week: The lessons are gonna come regardless of your circumstances.
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