Did you have a good Spring break?
I hope you had a good chance to rest and relax!
Since getting back to Hong Kong I’ve been speaking to some of you about where you’re at in your career journey. Side note: If you want to book one of the remaining 5 complimentary spots to get on the phone with me to talk about your career challenge then book it in HERE.
I’m getting a sense that some of you are done with always having to be positive and see the “good” in everything….
I get it.
Sometimes for whatever reason, you just can’t seem to shake that negative funk…
Anxiety. Stress. Overwhelm. Guilt. Shame.
These emotions are ones that I know I bump up against a lot….
…and I find that we as a society are so quick to try and suppress these emotions.
It’s as if we “should” swallow them up because we should know better and be more enlightened already.
But the truth is…these emotions are here to serve a purpose.
We’re human. They’re a part of life.
To allow us to get us back on track…
But if you’re so quick to turn things around into a positive then you’re missing a beat to really listen, feel and hear what your chief soul officer (the real you) is trying to tell you.
….That voice that’s trying to guide you to your highest path and purpose.
Which leads me onto how to embrace those funky negative emotions….
Jill Bolte Taylor was a brain scientist who had a stroke.
She woke up one morning and realised she was having a massive stroke and she could feel her brain functions slip away one by one. Her speech, movement and understanding.
As a brain scientist she was able to understand and experience what happened at the same time.
Here’s what she realised…
“When a person has a reaction to something in their environment, there’s a 90 second chemical process that happens in the body; after that, any remaining emotional response is just the person choosing to stay in that emotional loop.
Something happens in the external world and chemicals are flushed through your body which puts it on full alert. For those chemicals to totally flush out of the body it takes less than 90 seconds.
This means that for 90 seconds you can watch the process happening, you can feel it happening, and then you can watch it go away.
After that, if you continue to feel fear, anger, and so on, you need to look at the thoughts that you’re thinking that are re-stimulating the circuitry that is resulting in you having this physiological response over and over again.”
So what does this mean for you and me?
Well, when we’re feeling negative emotions (which will inevitably happen)….instead of either:
- Squashing down the emotion trying to avoid it OR
- Letting ourselves fester in it for too long
We can choose to truly feel embrace and sit in that emotion for just 90 seconds.
After that we can make a choice as to whether we stay in the emotion or move on.
The choice is up to us.
What do you think?
Leave a comment for me below. I’d love to hear your opinions. Can you try applying this to your own life?
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You can use the call to get clarity on where you’re stuck, what to do about it and how to figure out your next steps.
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