For many people the need to be a knower is caused by shame and even trauma. Being the knower can get people out of difficult situations, and it’s easy to believe that being a knower is the only value we bring to relationships and work.
Knowing can also become a culture problem when only some people are valued as knowers.
We can change our emotional state by focusing on our physiology rather than our emotions. Using the following tricks can give you energy and an emotional boost to stay productive.
Put on some upbeat music.
Stand up and stretch. Try to reach the ceiling. Get on your tippy-toes.
Take several deep breaths. Oxygenating the blood make you more alert and awake.
Get your body moving. The more vigorous you can move, the better. Go for a run, a bicycle ride, or simply a walk outdoors. If you do it for long enough, your brain will release endorphins that elevate your mood.
Focus on the positive. Think positive thoughts. Give thanks for what you have rather than complaining about what you don't.