Challenging emotions

How do you handle challenging emotions?

We live in the world of emotional intelligence. Words like vulnerability, empathy, and emotions have exploded in popularity and usage. This is, undeniably, a good thing. As one of my friends put it, vulnerability is the new "black".

After all, awareness must come first in order to create change.

However, my concern is that even with the explosion of emotional intelligence, we still have a tendency to rationalize our emotions.

Recently, I posted this video on LinkedIn and it helped to stir up a healthy conversation. Hence, I decided to share the video on my blog post as well.

Our dialogue on emotions and empathy is well overdue. Personally, I am thrilled by the increased interest in understanding emotions and people's desire to explore their feelings.

However, I also do wonder how this knowledge impacts our daily lives.

Do you believe that you are better off today because of your awareness of your emotions?

Additionally, I have the following question for you.

What do you do when you experience challenging, "negative" emotions?

  • Do you say to yourself that feeling like this is not worth it?
  • Start thinking positive thoughts?
  • Engage yourself in an activity so you forget about the issue?
  • ...?

 I would love to hear from you. Your answers will help me in writing my book on creating a roadmap to emotional literacy.

 Love, Edita