Gappiya Thinking

19: How to live on your own terms (තමන්ට ඔනි විදියට ජීවත් වෙන හැටි)

June 24, 2023 Gappiya Season 1 Episode 19
Gappiya Thinking
19: How to live on your own terms (තමන්ට ඔනි විදියට ජීවත් වෙන හැටි)
Show Notes

In this episode, we delve into the topic of living life on your own terms and breaking free from societal constraints. Join us as we explore how Sri Lankan culture and societal norms can hinder personal growth and freedom, and discover strategies to overcome these challenges.

We begin by encouraging self-reflection and values clarification, helping you understand your self-concept and identify your core values. By recognizing and aligning with your authentic self, you can pave the way for a life that truly reflects who you are.

Next, we tackle the impact of external influences and societal pressures. Learn practical techniques to say no, overcome the fear of judgment, and stay calm amidst social expectations. Through mindfulness practices, you can navigate the noise and stay true to your own path.

We then dive into the power of self-awareness and mindfulness in living life on your own terms. Discover the role of self-compassion in fostering resilience and embracing your unique journey. We introduce evidence-based strategies for building resilience and overcoming obstacles that come your way.

Lastly, we emphasize the importance of creating a supportive environment. Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals and a strong support network can provide the encouragement and validation needed to live authentically.

0:00 How Sri Lankan society is taking your freedom away

2:55 Self Concept

4:12 Gappiya Thinking Newsletter

12:42 Managing external influences & social pressures

23:25 Importance of cultivating mindfulness

29:35 Building Resilience

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