"I need to listen to my gut. I don't want to be "guilted" into anything I don't want to do!"
How to turn negative emotions into "wins"
Isn't it ironic? As women we are sometimes called "flighty" or "emotional." As if we are the only ones with feelings! Emotions are completely natural responses to what's going on, like being blamed for a mistake at home, or snapped at by an angry customer, and everyone - men and women - experiences them.
Don't cry at the office
Yet expressing strong emotions like anger, frustration, overwhelm or jealousy can be so hard. "Losing composure" can be seen as a weakness. On top of that, few women have ever been encouraged to express what they feel. They may even distrust feelings after experiencing "fallout".
Bottle up strong emotions?
Ignoring strong emotions may look easy, but it's only a band-aid fix.
"Stuffing feelings" can lead to problems like foggy thinking, fatigue, feeling frustrated and unhappy. Ignoring feelings can set you up - to overeat - to veg out - to stop taking care of yourself.
Deal with energy drains and get back to your emotional center
When you give away too much of yourself (running around, multitasking, handling deadlines and expectations), what happens? Your energy reserve gets used up on things that don't matter and there's nothing left to deal with the things that do matter.
You can get rid of energy drains to access your true emotions
The hard truth: Energy drains and stress block you from getting clear about your own feelings.
But there is good news: You will be amazed at how you can tap into the strength of your true emotions as you deal with the stress in your life.
As your Life Coach ...
I can help you name a hard to feel emotion, defuse it, and bring immediate relief.
I know for sure that YOU have the creative genius to turn your feelings into strengths, and use them to define a healthier lifestyle. In fact, clients often experience more self-confidence, more happiness, more love and intimacy... and they free up more time for self-care.
I welcome the opportunity as your coach to cheer you on, help you focus on what's important, access your real emotions, and stop sacrificing your health and happiness to a hectic schedule.
A sample of clients' powerful insights to own their emotions:
Here's a question to start the process: How long do you stay with a "negative" feeling [such as fear, frustration, sadness, guilt, uncertainty, resentment or anger]?
Research suggests that the duration of an emotion is less than 2 minutes. Yet we often experience "bad" emotions much longer when we feed them with negative self-talk and other counter-productive thoughts.
De-Stress Minute ... Just for fun try this: In front of a mirror, choose a "negative" emotion. Say it out loud. Now put on a big smile as you name it. Or scrunch up your nose. Or chuckle. Or imagine a rainbow going from one ear to the other.
Does the emotion shift in any way?