Ep #186: Listening to Our Negative Emotions

The Design You Podcast with Tobi Fairley | Listening to Our Negative Emotions

We always have highs and lows throughout our lives, but sometimes we notice the emotion more than usual. And when we consider that the world has been on a bumpy rollercoaster of emotion since the pandemic began, it’s no wonder that negative emotions like sadness, depression, and fear have affected us deeply.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot over the past week. Now, finding balance in all this negativity doesn’t mean we have to be happy 100% of the time. Negative emotion alone doesn’t necessarily mean that anything is wrong. But we have to be honest and acknowledge what we’ve been through since the start of 2020, and I’m showing you how to start this process on today’s show.

Tune in this week to discover how to listen to your negative emotions in a way that helps you live a more enjoyable life, even during the difficult times. I’m sharing why life is supposed to be a 50-50 balance of positive and negative, and what you can do to start embracing that balance in your own life.

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What You'll Learn From This Episode

  • The fatigue we are all experiencing as a result of the pandemic and the other injustices we’ve seen over the past two years.
  • Why negative emotions alone don’t mean that anything is wrong.
  • The thoughts we think, as a society, about how we’re supposed to be happy all the time.
  • Where a desire to be happy all the time got in the way of my own life.
  • How we diminish or weaponize our negative experiences, and why we shouldn’t.
  • Why life is supposed to be a 50-50 balance of positive and negative emotions and experiences.
  • The definition of toxic positivity and spiritual bypassing and why these are not helpful ways to live.
  • What changes when you can embrace the negative emotions as much as you do the positive ones.
  • How to start listening to your negative emotions and work with them in a way that serves you.
  • The amazing resources that are available to you if you find yourself overwhelmed by negative emotion of any kind.

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