Why It’s Important To Stop Intellectualizing Your Emotions

Why It's Important to Stop Intellectualizing Your Emotions

In today's video, I talk about what it means to intellectualize your emotions and why it's important to stop.

NOTE: Hi everyone! I'm a bit behind on responding to comments on my last few videos. Please know I'll get to each and every single one of them as soon as possible. I appreciate you all for being here!

00:00 – Intro
00:41 – Intellectualization as a defense mechanism
01:33 – The mind itself is not the problem
02:58 – Allowing emotions to fully express themselves
04:00 – The role of mindfulness in developing emotional intelligence

👇 Do you ever catch yourself using intellectualization as a defense mechanism? Let me know in the comments below! 👇

// N E W H E R E ?

Subscribe to Way of Kung Fu to get weekly inspiration: http://bit.ly/SubtoWoKF

Join the Way of Kung Fu mailing list | http://wayofkungfu.com/mail/

// L A T E S T V I D E O S

How to Reduce Suffering in the World: https://bit.ly/3cbZt8I

What is Productivity? – 12 Tips to Becoming More Productive: https://bit.ly/3mdNQ5M

How to Stop Wasting Time: https://bit.ly/2QWQ2QI

Why Authenticity and Sharing Your Ambitions is Important: https://bit.ly/31zdYQh

Why Is “Forced Positivity” Toxic?: https://bit.ly/3kV8WWd

___

// F O L L O W

blog | http://wayofkungfu.com
instagram | https://www.instagram.com/wayofkungfu/
facebook | https://www.facebook.com/wayofkungfu/
twitter | https://twitter.com/wayofkungfu
linkedin | https://www.linkedin.com/in/wayofkungfu/

___

// R E S O U R C E S

Join the Way of Kung Fu Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/2krcq8y

Cameras and gear used to shoot this video: https://kit.co/wayofkungfu/

Get a free $40 credit on Airbnb | http://bit.ly/2kFQPci

Join the Robinhood app for commission-free investing: https://bit.ly/2We37Zw

Learn a language with for free with Duolingo: https://bit.ly/3denR8I

// C O N T A C T

Snail mail:

Boulder Kung Fu Academy
3200 Carbon Place, Suite 105
Boulder, CO 80301

Business Inquiries Only | info@wayofkungfu.com

DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a sponsored video. This video and description contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, we’ll receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you).

// A B O U T

Intellectualization tries to think of reasons why we shouldn't feel a certain way. Unfortunately, when we focus on what we don't want, we actually feed what we don't want with more energy and actually end up creating more of what we don't want. That is why mindfulness is so important. Mindfulness is about observing your emotions without attachment or judgment. Staying present in the moment takes practice. But the benefit is that we can become aware of our full range of emotions. We can develop the emotional intelligence to know whether our emotions are serving us to create the kind of life experiences we desire.

View it on YouTube