The Self-Awareness and Self-Compassion Podcast

Handling Everyday Inconveniences With Grace

November 10, 2023 Blaze Schwaller Season 3 Episode 45
The Self-Awareness and Self-Compassion Podcast
Handling Everyday Inconveniences With Grace
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Show Notes

Our bright and large emotional reactions to small things stem from earlier situations that we’re still dealing with emotionally.

It’s easy to roll with inconveniences when they are few and far between and we are otherwise happy, cared for, and well. When we are depleted emotionally and mentally, anything that impedes our progress in the day can set us off. When that happens, we resonate with our underlying unaddressed emotion. The inconvenience brings it to the surface.

We can come to a more peaceful place more easily when we offer ourselves the praise and appreciation we feel are missing elsewhere in our lives.

Getting enough kindness and positive interactions in a day than negative feedback in a ratio of 5 positive to 1 negative makes us more resilient and joyful overall.

You can also set aside 90 seconds to truly sit with whatever negative emotion arises so that you complete the cycle and it no longer has as much control over you. When we get interrupted in feeling our feelings, either by ourselves or an outside event – we get stuck and repeat the feeling until it’s over. And that can take a long time, even all day! So taking the break to move through a feeling is very much worth it, and it’s something we haven’t been taught and generally don’t even consider to be possible.

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