Many times when you are feeling either physical or emotional discomfort, it’s a huge indication that there is a need you have that isn’t being met. For example, let’s say you’ve been feeling a sense of sadness, disconnection, and loneliness and when you dig a bit deeper behind that emotion, you realize you’ve really been needing connection and belonging. Time to reach out to the bestie you haven’t talked to in awhile.
Or maybe you’ve noticed that your workplace leaves you constantly stressed out, overwhelmed, and feeling discouraged. When you look behind those emotions, you realize that you have desperately been needing acknowledgment, rest, and ease. Time to schedule some time off or talk to the boss about lessening your workload.
Many times when we feel discomfort, we simply leave it at that and just complain. We bitch about hating Covid but fail to notice our need for connection being stepped on. Or we rant about our stupid boss and our stupid job, but don’t take time to notice the needs that deserve attention. But, when we are able to dig behind the discomfort and truly honor what we are needing, we can better take a stand and articulate exactly what we need – Instead of blaming, resenting, and stewing.
In this week’s show, I take a deep-dive into Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and how it can serve as a great blueprint to evaluate the areas of your life that need attention. If you have been having a slew of uncomfortable emotions lately, but you’re not super clear what to actually DO about it, this episode will give you a world of insight. Be prepared to create your own personal hierarchy so you can, you know, actually get what you want… and need.
This pod explores:
- The tell-tale sign that always indicates a need of yours isn’t being met
- A breakdown of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and how it applies to your life (especially the areas you aren’t so happy about)
- How to figure out if you’re paying too much attention to your “material” needs and neglecting your “psychological” needs
- The negative effects of ignoring your Belonging Needs (it’s like, super bad)
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