We sometimes feel as if there is no good to come
from being sad, annoyed or angered. Occasionally
you may find yourself lurching in your negative
emotions and choosing not to look for a benefit.
The truth is that even negative emotions are good for us.
Allowing yourself the ability to feel that emotion,
understand the message it is providing you, and use
the emotion as a tool to see positivity is key.
It’s normal for us to want to move away from
emotions that make us feel bad. However, negative
emotions are an incredibly normal, healthy and helpful
part of life. How we choose to accept them and listen
to the message they provide are up to us.
Accepting negative emotions, in ourselves and others,
are all a part of being human, and allows us to build
better compassion for how the emotion may present itself.
Rather than becoming stuck in a mindset that negative
emotions need to be avoided or that they are somehow
‘wrong’ to experience, we need to accept they
are a natural part of who we are.
Once we do that we can really begin to change how
we respond to the negative emotion and develop
behaviors that are meaningful and bring value to
how we express ourselves and engage with others.
For more information on how to use a negative emotion
as a tool, please click here and schedule
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