When I read and hear horrible things in the world the only thing I can think of is: Please forgive me, please forgive us... We are all in this, we are all part of this society so we have to forgive, constantly...
"Direct your attention inward. Have a look inside yourself. What kind of thoughts is your mind producing? What do you feel? Direct your attention into the body. Is there any tension? Once you detect that there is a low level of unease, the background static, see in what way you are avoiding, resisting, or denying life —by denying the Now".~ Echart Tolle~
I find it easier to deal with people with high emotional intelligence: getpocket.com/explore/item/7-reasons-why-emotional-intelligence-is-one-of-the-fastest-growing-job-skills?utm_source=pocket-newtab
People are talking about believing in yourself, see yourself being successful and visualize your dreams in your minds eye. I don't think it is that easy, I think you have to prepare yourself to success.
You have to work hard on yourself, read and research how to beat your self-sabotaging thoughts, seek help and support, work on your subconscious and reprogram your mind. You have to show up, do the work and apply yourself. Then you can start seeing yourself doing your dreams in your minds eye.
There aren't any short cuts or band aids to be successful. You always have to take action and do the work. That is how you build long lasting self-esteem so you can take the next step, and the next and the next until you reach your goals.
I spoke to my dad today and discussed "Stjarnorna pa slottet" which is a Swedish program where the Swedish stars come together and share their intimate stories with the rest of the cast. They start at their childhood until present times, which is so refreshing and interesting to watch and listen to. Most of the stars started out singing, acting, doing magic, or stand up comedy when they were very young, so there has been this thread of what is going to happen in their future, like destiny almost.
Looking back at my childhood, I was a nature freak, and I wanted to be outside all the time. My dad said my taste for nature was insatiable. So looking back at that and observing where I am today, I am where I belong. I live in paradise, I have a lake view with rainforest and the ocean surrounding Vancouver Island. I am blessed having a view of the lake that I can admire every day in every way, and I take my Frenchy Stella to the ocean as often as I can. Your past can speak to your future, and your history can give you hints and ideas on what will bring you joy.
Emotional intelligence and emotion management can increase your happiness level.
Think about it: if you release negative emotions on the world, you will not only waste a lot of time, but it will also lead to all sorts of negative consequences.
Too much negativity, too many tantrums, and you may lose them.
Did you know that negative emotions also affect time management? If you have too much negativity swirling around inside of you, then this will manifest as procrastination. Just think of any occasion when you have rehashed an old argument to yourself long after it is over. Your partner or colleagues could not care less! They have long forgotten it, but you are still wasting time mulling it over. If you control your emotional responses, you will have more time for what is important, and so end up happier in the end.
If you cannot let things go, start meditating and invite calmness. Choose calm and there there will not be room to rehash things as often. Repeat.
Calm is the name of my best sidekick :)
Since 2020 started I have felt emotionally exhausted. All the news, the negativity in the world, the poor animals and that our planet is burning up, the depression and anxiety people are having. I feel emotionally exhausted by it all. I can see and feel the pain people are dealing with and I feel weak that I am taking it on. Yeah, weak that I am not strong enough to deal with all the negativity surrounding me and everyone. I am even having a hard time expressing myself on my blog so I am doing everything I can to make myself clear. Which means I am currently sitting in it and feeling it and not sure what to do about it. I am sensing more bad news and I don't understand how so many people in power lack empathy. I should stop reading the news right now because it makes me cry. I have to unload this heavy burden in my chest so I am doing it on my blog and I am feeling much better already. Sometimes you don't know why you are feeling what you are feeling, sometimes you just have to go with it and do what is working for you. For me..painting is where I go for rejuvenation, art is amazing therapy for the soul.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am a Career and Talent Coach. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty.