I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts during the lockdown, especially anything from the self-improvement genre. I’ve become a big fan of Hal Elrod lately and today I will be talking about a podcast episode that has helped me in spades lately.
I struggle with regulating my emotions and you can imagine how hard this makes dealing with them can be. I struggled with coming to terms with my nans passing, and other emotional traumas.
From this podcast episode, I learned that my issue is that I wasn’t accepting the reality of my situations.
As harsh as this may sound, my Nan is dead. I’m never going to see her again in this lifetime. Before this epiphany, I was stuck in a constant cycle of refusing to accept this as a fact.
I would often find myself questioning what lead up to her cancer battle. What if we had asked her how she was feeling? Would she have seen a doctor sooner?
These thoughts would hurt me and for what? They can’t bring her back. And she wouldn’t be pleased with me thinking like this.
There is no harm in mourning the loss of a loved one, but after a while, it can consume you. Depending on what you believe, you only live once.
You’ll always miss a dearly departed loved one, but you also need to accept that your life will continue with or without them.
My Nan would be proud of the progress I’ve made since her passing, the best way to honour their memory is to live your life to the best of your ability.
I wouldn’t have reached this point mentally if I hadn’t listened to this podcast!
Do you listen to any self help podcasts?
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