Day 67 of 100: If we’re supposed to be "in touch" with our feelings, how do we get ourselves to do stuff we don’t FEEL like doing?
Doc says "We never do anything we don’t want to do."
Sounds crazy, right? Well, as you know, we ALWAYS have Choices. If we didn’t want to go to work, we wouldn’t. We would stay home (and eventually starve). So we really Want to go to work, and get that paycheck, and eat.
So how do we handle our Feelings when faced with something it seems like we Don’t want to do?
The reality is, that with advanced knowledge of Emotional Intelligence, we can either Change our feelings and actually CHOOSE to do what we gotta do anyway… or we Ignore our feelings for awhile… CHOOSing to get our stuff done, even when we don’t want to (some call that "maturity"). Either way, we are AT CHOICE… and Choice is a good thing, and helps us feel that we are In Control of our lives.
So, the next time you’re faced with having to do something, and you don’t want to… try CHOOSING it, rather than Resenting it, and feel Powerful, rather than Powerless, and your Feelings will probably change, as well.
note: pretty silly, ey? I think it’s the most powerful knowledge to know about your innards and your Feelings. Let me know how things are going. Drop me a note and give me your opinion / feedback on these emails and how you are progressing with them (or not). email