I talked yesterday about last Tuesday’s in person seminar at RISE with the UK’s leading Emotional Eating Coach.
A second thing that really jumped out at me was the slide you can see if you’re reading this online.
“Stop blaming your emotions”
I’ve talked many times before about how some emotions ‘get a bad name’.
How they’re all there for a reason.
And that, whilst we might, understandably, want to feel them less, feeling them isn’t automatically a bad thing.
Anxiety can be viewed as the ’emotion of growth’ – it can show we’re challenging ourselves and that we care about an outcome.
Feeling down about the hardships life brings is perfectly natural and understandable.
We can’t avoid discomfort – just defer it for greater discomfort down the line (I’ll expand on this in a few days).
We all experience these uncomfortable emotions.
To different degrees and different frequencies, sure.
But change isn’t going to come from us stopping feeling them.
It’ll come from what we make that mean.
And what we then do.
As it shows on the slide, it’s what we’ve conditioned ourselves to do (without realising it) when we experience those uncomfortable emotions that is the “issue”.
Only by changing that will we stand any chance of what then happens.
And conditioning of any sort only comes from reps.
We condition our muscles through reps.
They start difficult and get easer with time.
And our response to uncomfortable emotions is no different (we’ll help with both that physical and emotional conditioning if you give our programme a go –> www.myrise.co.uk/apply) .
And, somewhat ironically, changing our response to those uncomfortable emotions is likely to lead to us feeling them less.
Jon ‘Blame It On The Boogie’ Hall
RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!