INDULGING IN EMOTIONS
Indulgent emotions are the negative emotions that feel comfortable, but don’t serve us in creating what we want in our lives.
When we are faced with change or doing hard things, our brain will offer us habitual thoughts that make us feel emotions like self-doubt, indecision, overwhelm, busy or exhausted to avoid feeling the discomfort of fear and uncertainty.
This is completely normal because we have a human brain and its job is to keep us safe, conserve energy and avoid pain.
So, we would rather feel the familiar indulgent negative emotions than the unfamiliar negative emotions that come with taking positive action to go after what we want in life.
Indulging in indecision keeps you from feeling regret that you made the wrong decision.
Indulging in self-doubt keeps you from feeling fear and anxiety of trying something new.
Indulging in overwhelm keeps you from feeling rejection in showing up the way you want as a parent.
The problem is indulging in these emotions keeps us from evolving and growing, creating what we truly want in our lives, showing up the way we really want and doing the things that really matter to us.
There’s absolutely no benefit from indulging in these emotions because they don’t drive you to take the actions that you need to better your experience of life.
So, if there is something in your life that you’re struggling to change, notice how you’re thinking feeling about it.
Be willing to stop indulging in emotions that are keeping you stuck and embrace fear and uncertainty to have the life you long for.
It’s from this place that you can choose new thoughts that produce feelings of confidence and motivation to move you into action and growth in all areas of your life.
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