Dec 8, 2017
In this episode I talk about loneliness and what brings about feelings of loneliness. This feeling is often assigned with those who are alone but you don’t have to be alone to feel that you are. Some of you may feel lonely and be confused as you have a huge social circle; and even when hanging out with a group of friends you still feel lonely. It can affect you in any circumstance if your needs aren’t being met; i.e. you don’t feel acknowledged by those around you.
Before you divulge I want you to ask yourself these three questions…
What is the one thing that will make you feel accepted?
Do you feel like the people around you understand you?
How do you want to show up in the world?
I ask this because these questions are key to you feeling like you belong, feeling like you’re being acknowledged and understood.
I share a story of where loneliness crept up on me and hit me like a brick! It wasn’t until I followed the thread that I came to realise the feeling I was feeling was that nobody understood me; it wasn’t that I was on my own. It may be a similar circumstance for you. You may feel lonely but actually there’s another feeling underneath that that’s mirroring loneliness.
I give you three steps to becoming more self-aware in social settings. Which will in turn help you to acknowledge your feelings and what it is you are really looking for when connecting and socialising with people.
I would love to hear what you feel is right for you and how you got on with the three steps. Comment, like and ask questions about the episode on iTunes. Jump in the Facebook Group Self Awareness with Duke to ask and comment away.
Can’t wait to hear from you and see you in the next episode.
Enjoy the show!