#018 Friday Fix – When to Change Your Feelings and When to Embrace Them
No one wants to experience uncomfortable feelings like anxiety, sadness, loneliness, fear, or embarrassment. Those feelings feel downright awful.
So sometimes we work really hard to escape those uncomfortable feelings. We numb them, we suppress them, or we avoid them at all costs.
Running from painful feelings, though, might only make you feel better for a minute. Your attempts to make yourself feel better might introduce new problems into your life or just delay solving an existing issue.
So while it’s important to know how to shift your emotional state when those feelings aren’t serving you well, it’s equally important to know when to embrace an uncomfortable feeling that you’re having.
Sometimes, leaning into an uncomfortable feeling is vital to healing–so you can move forward better than before.
In today’s Friday Fix, I’m going to share a simple exercise that can help you quickly identify when it’s better to change how you’re feeling and when it’s better to just embrace an uncomfortable emotion.
It’s fast, quick, and effective and has worked for hundreds of my therapy clients over the years. I’ll share how you can start incorporating it into your own life today.
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