How do I deal with negative emotions?
Well, it depends.
If I’m dealing with someone else’s negative emotions, I am incredibly patient and insanely logical.
If I’m dealing with my own negative emotions, I have a meltdown.
Funny how I have two completely opposite reactions to similar situations🤷🏼♀️
If someone close to me is upset, angry, frustrated, needs to vent, cry, or just let it all out, I listen. And my responses are almost always based in logic. I’m a methodical thinker and logical doer. Growing up, in school math came incredibly easy to me. Everything was solvable and operated in terms of black and white. My mathematical and analytical mindset developed into a very methodical approach to living. I think in linear terms and am good at seeing both sides of the argument. The beauty of applying this logical mindset to emotionally driven situations, is that I’ll extract the facts and focus on them solely. Sometimes, that results in a fresh perspective or a varied viewpoint that the person I’m talking with, hadn’t previously considered. I pride myself on the ability to react calmly, listen, and provide my insight.
Do you think I apply that same analytical, calm approach when dealing with my own emotional stuff?
I’ll cry uncontrollably, turn on a sob-worthy movie, and bury myself under my covers and not come out for like a day and a half🤦🏼♀️👌🏻
You win some, you lose some.
Day 4 of the #WriteitOutYogis
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