The broadcaster and podcast host has already She talked about her struggle with anxiety But, in a new interview, she said she now feels more able to handle things on her own.
Refer to an interview with Jada Pinkett Smith on her Happy place podcast, Cotton said the actor has spoken about emotional independence.
She said, “At the time, I didn’t know what she meant.” metro. “But I totally understand it now.
“In my 30s, I was quick to reach for help,” she continued.
“Getting help is amazing and complementary at times, but I got to the point where when I had any problem, I would feel like I had to call or text someone and I needed someone to tell me what to do. I rarely figured out the problems.” On my own or I sat with my feelings.”
She added, “As I get older, I’m now able to pause, step back, and ask myself – does this really matter? If it does matter, I ask myself, Why does it matter? What feelings come up, but now I’m able to sort things out more easily on my own.” .
Cotton described the exchange as one of the biggest life lessons she learned from her podcast guests.
The 41-year-old first became a regular presenter of the Radio 1 Chart Show in 2007, and started presenting Happy place The podcast, which has featured guests like Dawn French, Hillary Clinton, and Tom Daley, in 2018.
However, in 2021, she revealed that she felt He had to leave the BBC due to mental health struggles.
“I had to walk away because it was literally wrecking my brain,” said Cotton. Red Magazine in 2021.
“A lot of people still believe in this myth that people on TV or social media are these perfect people with perfect lives, and of course, it’s all a huge burden.”
She added that fame tends to create a barrier between being human and “real life”.
“It doesn’t matter what my business is. It doesn’t matter how many followers I have. Let’s just connect on a human level, because all fame is creating distance between you and real life. I don’t want to be disconnected from real life. I want to be in the thick of it,” she said.