Welcome to all of my Moms who have a child with diabetes!
Today’s Question: Do you try and replace all negative emotion with positive emotion?
Do you try and resist and avoid negative emotion? What are your thoughts about experiencing negative emotion?
When we are able to experience negative feelings in our everyday lives, it is then that we can notice when we are actually feeling happy. If you’re happy all the time do you even know that you’re happy?
I believe that happiness requires the presence of unhappiness. Without unhappiness, happiness cannot exist. They are two sides of the same coin.
Sometimes we forget this, and then we try and push unhappiness, disappointment, and fear away. We think that something has gone terribly wrong because of their presence.
We prefer to only be present with our most happy, cheery, lovely selves. Social media is about presenting with our most happy, cheery, lovely selves.
Consider this: what if we were meant to feel negative emotion 50% of the time? What if that were true? How do you feel about that? For me, it normalizes my negative emotions. Rather than trying to shake them off, that thought allows me to open up to them, and fully experience them, and realize it’s part of my human experience.
Feeling negative emotion is doable. Resisting them is hard work.
Want help learning to manage negative emotion? Want to learn how to stop resisting and to own negative emotion? Join me for a FREE 30 minute Exploration Coaching Session! It’s personal and confidential, one-on-one coaching. Click HERE and go to BOOK NOW to access my schedule or email me here to let me know what day and time works for you. Are you ready to see what you are capable of?