Episode Twenty Eight: This Is What I Want To Be! (I think.)
In this episode Jen and Sara answer another listener email. This one is from Brittany; a marathon running legend who wants to take a booze break but doesn’t know if she has what it takes to make that change.
Jen thinks cognitive dissonance commonly precedes any big lifestyle adjustment. That it’s just par for the course and dwelling on uncertain outcomes only serves to keep us stuck, fearing failure.
So just do it, Britt! You totally have what it takes but you won’t know that until you crack on. (As a very wise philosopher once said: ‘Do. Or do not. There is no try.’ Ok, that was Yoda from Star Wars but whatever.)
Sara, puts her therapist hat on (feel free to imagine her in a nice bowler whenever she says that) and congratulates Brittany on her self-awareness. She rightly says that she’s already ahead of the curve for knowing herself so well and for laying the groundwork for such sensible, successful self care. Then she gets a porn pop up and loses her train of thought. It happens.
If you have a problem. If no one else can help. And if you have access to the internet. Maybe you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catch you next week. We love you.
Some swearing, obvs.