Episode 148: How to Stop Being Attached to Outcomes – You Don’t Get to Have your Curiosity Satisfied

I used to believe that if I was curious about something, I deserved to have it satisfied, or I needed to have my curiosity satisfied. Something I learned through recovery is that I don’t have to or need to have it satisfied; I’m able to NOT get closure on things. I think my strong desire to know things comes from my confusing upbringing, but now I don’t NEED to understand things like I used to. That’s why episode 148 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about releasing the need to get closure and not be attached to outcomes! 

In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of letting go of the need to understand why or how something exists the way it does, and allow things to remain open without closure. I also chat about actionable steps you can take right now to learn to be okay with not satisfying your curiosity. I used to act like I could make things turn out the way I wanted to if I just knew more – which isn’t the case at all. You cannot control the uncontrollable. When I learned this in recovery, I also learned the power in minding my own business. 

When you spend all your energy on what you cannot change, you aren’t spending enough energy on what you can control – yourself and your actions. So be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.

What is Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery?

This is the podcast “Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery.” It will help people who want to heal to move from fragmented to whole.

Hi, I’m Barb! I share my experience, strength and hope from 12 step recovery in each episode. They’re all 20 minutes or less. Unlike most recovery podcasts where you hear a person’s whole story, in this one each episode is about a specific topic.

There are many life lessons from 12 step recovery that are applicable to those in and outside of recovery. This podcast brings some of those lessons to the airwaves, including such topics as learning acceptance, recognizing and overcoming victim mentality and establishing healthy boundaries.

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