Not over-analysing our emotions
This week I’ve posted a few things about emotions.
1) Sitting with your emotions rather than searching for the thought behind it and attempting to change what you’re feeling, and
2) A handy dandy emotions wheel that you can use to help you better identify what you’re feeling so you can have more awareness around the the thoughts behind it.
Today I want to explore how when we try to overanalyse what we’re feeling we’re actually compounding the intensity of the emotion.
It’s as though we’re taking a magnifying glass and directing sunlight directly at the emotion. Not only do we see it more clearly, we’re adding heat to it - turning it up, as it were.
If we simply allow ourselves to sit with the emotion and not try to analyse it or think our way through it, the feeling will pass more easily and we can move on to better feeling thoughts.
I’d love to hear from you.
Have you noticed this for yourself?
Have you ever found yourself stewing over feeling a certain emotion that the emotion actually started to feel more intense?
Or, have you experimented with the alternative of simply feeling the emotion and not dwelling on it and allowing it to pass naturally?
Comment below to let me know. :)
With grace, grit, and gumption,