When we are in a situation where we experience difficult or uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, we have two options:
1. We can allow ourselves to tune into that ‘doom and gloom’ – to allow our caveman brain to take over and make short-term decisions that don’t help us in the long-term.
Once we have unhooked ourselves from our difficult thoughts and feelings, we need to know how we want to respond to them.
Imagine your life is like a treasure hunt:
Take a second to consider your values. How do you want to live your life? What makes it meaningful?