What Your Emotions Tell You - Part 2
- Length: 1:44 minutes (1.58 MB)
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October 30, 2012
Interview with Mary Lamia, PhD, author of the book Emotions!: Making Sense of Your Feelings
Mary Lamia, PhD:
Mary Lamia PhD
Clinical psychologist Mary Lamia author of the book, Emotions!
Why would envy get stirred up? Well envy really tells you what you want for yourself.
Anxiety is a common emotion that is also trying to tell you something.
Anxiety feels like a uncertain threat and it makes you place it in some context so you start worrying about something you give it a target. When in fact anxiety has amazing action potential it sharpens your focus, it helps you think on your feet and it can energize you. So rather than get immersed in the emotion take a look at it and see what is this nervous energy telling me to do?
When we make important decisions we often use logic rather than emotion which can cause trouble.
The New York Times columnist David Brooks (I love his example) he says when you’re trying to make a complex decision flip a coin but don’t pay attention to the result of the coin flip pay attention to how that makes you feel. Most of the research is showing that when it comes to making complex decisions focusing on emotions instead of details is far more effective.