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.
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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
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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.
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