Mindful Minutes: Emotional Agility
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Topic: Emotional Agility
Emotions can be challenging and derail you from showing up as your “full self"
• Do you have an "emotional warning system" that helps you recognize-reset-recover from difficult emotions?
• Do you find yourself ignoring the difficult emotions?
In Susan David's book Emotional Agility, Susan encourages all of us to dig deeper into understanding ALL of our emotions.
I chose this expert for our discussion:
Emotional Agility is about loosening up, calming down, and living with more intention. It’s about choosing how you’ll respond to your emotional warning system. It supports the approach described by Victor Frankl writing in Man’s Search for Meaning, on leading a more meaningful life, a life where human potential can be fulfilled.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and freedom.
Emotional Agility is a process that allows you to be in the moment, changing or maintaining your behavior to live in ways that align with your intentions and values. The process isn’t about ignoring difficult emotions and thought. It’s about holding those emotions and thoughts loosely, facing them courageously and compassionately.