Ep. 42 Finding Clarity in a Noisy World
Have you been feeling like the noise of the world is just so loud that it’s hard to hear yourself think? We’ve been feeling like that too. So we took a break from social media and other distractions we each struggle with and this episode is the result -- what we learned and what we’re doing moving forward to find clarity and quiet in a noisy world.
We talked about:
How to know if a particular distraction (like Instagram, podcasts, email, or the news) is actually a problem for you
Why we are pulled to these things so easily
How to overcome those urges and get them in better balance
“Remember what it is that truly gives us the balance we’re looking for. Responding to those urges for distraction doesn’t give us what we need in that moment. What we really need is quiet, peace, understanding, and clarity.”
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A Couple Simple Ideas on Finding Clarity in a Noisy World
Use the Mantra “Not Necessary for My Happiness” to get past any urges or distractions that come up throughout the day.
Try to discern WHY you are being pulled to the distraction. Is it to mask some emotion you don’t want to feel? Use it as an opportunity to resolve a deeper issue and see what’s really going on behind the urges to do these things.
“Whatever I’m looking for when I give into an urge, I might find it for a minute… but it will come back. Instead I could do something to give me that baseline clarity that I really need. Find what that is for yourself and find ways to add that to your life.”
Favorite Quotes From the Episode
Laura’s favorite new mantra: “Not necessary for my happiness”
The more you give in to urges of distraction or avoiding unpleasant feelings, the more you realize it’s never enough.
“Remember what it is that truly gives us the balance we’re looking for. Responding to those urges for distraction doesn’t give us what we need in that moment. What we really need is quiet and peace and understanding and clarity.”
links mentioned in this episode:
Kristin’s Favorite Thing: Margarita Pizza recipe from A Bountiful Kitchen
Laura’s Favorite Thing: Just getting outside, bundling up and running on the beach:)
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