I used to feel so lonely, despite not being alone!

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I used to feel so lonely, despite not being alone!

How does that work I hear you say?

I had friends, family, a partner & work colleagues all around me but I still felt alone…

The reality is I didn’t feel loved or accepted. I felt like they didn’t ‘get me’.

I was looking for validation from them that I was enough, only it never came.

I was also ‘in my head’ a lot. Worries whirring around my head that I didn’t share with anyone & yet I plastered a smile on my face.

How can they get me if they don’t know me?

How can they know me if I don’t let them in?

They can’t!

How can they accept me if I’m not showing up as me?

They can’t…

I wasn’t showing up as me because I didn’t know who me was, I was so lost in trying to be what I thought others wanted me to be.

It took some time & help but I started getting honest with myself.

About the state of my life & the fact I didn’t know who I was & that I certainly wasn’t being authentic to my true self.

I dug deep & I connected with who I am & what I want & I started to let people in to what was going on in my head.

Sure it was uncomfortable at first but it got easier with time.

The acceptance I craved needed to come from me & with time it did.

Now even when I’m alone I don’t feel lonely.

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