Good Afternoon Class. I have a Math lesson for you today!
I HATE MATH!
Oh, I know Math isn’t fun. But guess what? We’re not working with numbers today. We’re working with emotions.
I got to thinking about this when I was discussing my Transform Me Week 2 recap. How do emotions equate to our negative and positive self-image/eating/exercising/relationships?
Here are some equatable patterns which I have struggled with…can you identify?
Loneliness + Cookies = More bingeing
Tired + Overeating = Breakdowns
Validation + Negative Self-Talk = Scale Validation
Fat + Calorie Restriction = Obsession
When we look at our patterns in life..much of the negative cycles which we subject our mental, emotional, spiritual and bodily beings with are due to this need to really identify EMOTIONS which were are feeling our COPING MECHANISMS and END RESULTS.
It’s a downward cycle which many of us have. The other day, I propped myself up bawling knowing this was at the root of my problem….my equation was all wrong.
Lets look at this again….
Guess what..I didn’t fix the emotion. NOPE! The point of this exercise is to not suffocate the emotions..they are ALWAYS going to be there. It’s part of life. Instead lets look at emotions with a more positive/affirming coping mechanism.
Loneliness + Google Reader = Inspiration
Lazy + 10 minutes of a task = Organisation
Pleasing + Positive Self Talk = Connection 2 ur soul
Burnt out + Hot Bubble Bath = Relaxation
I leave this with you. I hope this makes sense to you. What I want you to focus on this week is getting to the core of your Emotional Equations. It’s ok if right now your equations may mirror the first table. If you’ve found an equation that helps you..that’s GREAT!
So what are some of your not-so-helpful and helpful equations you have in your life?…please share!