At the time of recording this episode, Melbourne, the city I live in, had just gone into its fifth, scratch that; sixth lockdown.
And it sucks.
I’m ok. Because I’m doing the work, I’m armed with tools to help me and I know it’s making me more patient and resilient and expansive.
But what about the people who don’t know what to do?
What about the people who are deeply struggling and have no way of coping?
My heart breaks for those people.
As a coach and a leader, I think it’s really important to be honest about when I’m struggling.
Because we’re all human and we all struggle.
This week on the podcast I am sharing from a very raw and real place about the impact of these lockdowns, how I’ve been handling it and what’s been helping me.
I have never shared this type of content because I usually sit in the space of empowering, teaching or coaching you, the listener.
I have met a new part of myself here and I wanted to share the realness with you. I am human and things DO affect me.
For me, it’s brought up my trauma and how I have felt triggered during these lockdowns.
If you’re struggling, my heart is going out to you.
Check in with your feelings and give them some air time to find out what YOU need right now.
Talk to people. Reach out and call someone and do what you need to do to keep your mind and heart centered.
If you’re going through something hard right now, it sucks but it’s not going to break you.
Take care of you first
TOPICS DISCUSSED AND WHERE TO FIND THEM[2:00]: Lockdown has been really challenging and it has triggered my problem with authority and the links back to my childhood [4:45]: It upsets me that I can’t do anything about it. It’s not healthy to be locked in your house and away from other people. I don’t have confidence in the government. [7:50]: It’s important for people who work in the space of personal development to speak up when they’re struggling. We are all human. [10:00]: I’m doing the work every day and if I’m struggling, how are other people coping? We need to think about all aspects of health. [12:00]: The government is usually crooked in some ways and all of a sudden we’re meant to trust them 100%? [13:45]: I’m in and out of feeling great and awful. Running has been an amazing release. [15:00]: When we have problems and need support, we need to reach out and ask for help. Our human need is connection. [16:00]: Everyone who has experienced this has experienced trauma. Check out the teaching from Gabor Mate. [17:00]: I’m running, having a drink if I want a drink, I’m talking a lot, I’ve been putting boundaries on my time. [19:00]: I shut down the business for 5 days, rescheduled all my calls to make sure I was taking care of myself. [20:30]: Just because you struggle doesn’t mean you are anxious and depressed. It’s important to check in with your feelings and honour that part of you. [21:45]: Give yourself air time to find out what you want and need. [22:30]: Imagine if all the presidents and leaders had coaches and dealt with their shit [23:30]: We need to work together and respect each other
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