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July 27, 2020
Slow Emotions

DECISIONS ARE EMOTIONAL ACTIONS RATIONALLY EXPLAINED.

 

We feel good about something, so we choose it.

We feel uneasy about something, so we avoid it.

 

Once we get the result of the decision, we are either happy about the result
or wish something else would have happened.

Then it reinforces our belief of what decision we should have made.

If we feel good about a decision and good stuff happens we’ll keep doing it.

If we feel bad about a decision and something bad happens we’ll alter our behavior.

A lot of times our decisions are near automatic.

 

How do we change them up?

 

Slow your emotions down.

  • Take a breath.
  • Sleep on it.
  • Distract yourself for a bit.

Once we get distance from our initial reaction we tend to make better decisions.

 

Exceptions exist, of course.

Our immediate emotions often feel the strongest.

Sometimes they’re validated and sometimes they aren’t.

Slowing emotions down lets us feel the smaller quieter emotions and gives us the broadest understanding we can use.