Why we should say no to positivity — and yes to our negative emotions
Create space between you and what you’re feeling and act as an observer by naming all the aspects of your experience.
Don't identify with your emotions. Doing this puts you in charge rather than the emotion.
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Feelings are preceded by emotions and tend to be our reactions to them. Emotions are a more generalized experience across humans, but feelings are more subjective and influenced by our personal experiences and interpretations, thus they are harder to measure.
They can be defined as unpleasant or unhappy emotions evoked in individuals to express a negative effect towards something.
Although some are labeled negative, all emotions are normal to the human experience. And it’s important to understand when and why negative emotions might arise, and develop positive behaviors to address them.
Self-compassion enables you to take risks while being positive about the fact that even if things do not turn out your way, everything will eventually be fine, as you are still the same person.
The main difference between individuals who show a certain level of self-compassion and the ones who show none or lower is that the first ones have the strength to stand up after having made a mistake, learn something from this mistake and be successful next time.
A sure way of practicing self-compassion is by actually trying to learn lessons from all your experiences, especially the negative ones.
You should stop judging these experiences as being good or bad, but rather look for the meaning of each and every one of them.