#230 How to Handle the Stress & Pressure of Family Life and to Move Into Higher Level Emotions
I (Rachel) cried today. It was because of the stress and pressure and overwhelm of 'all the things' I have to get done by a looming deadline, and it was sparked by the small irritations of family life.
So Greg and I do what we usually do in a situation like this -- we sat down and psychoanalyzed WHY I was crying so we could process the 'emotional stacking' to help me get back to a positive state (and then recorded this episode 😁 ).
But this isn't something I do only when I cry or feel overwhelmed by stress.
This is a similar process to something I do on my own anytime I'm feeling a lower-level emotion that is below contentment or satisfaction -- things like disappointment, doubt, worry, irritation, frustration, or discouragement.
This is the same process Greg has been doing for 20+ years -- anytime he feels doubt, worry, dissatisfaction, impatience, irritation, frustration, or discontent.
In fact, he's gotten so good at it that, unless appropriate, he's learned to process these lower-level emotions in seconds so he can very quickly return to higher-level emotions like passion, excitement, love, enthusiasm, and joy, which is where he spends 95+% of his time.
How did we learn to do this?
How do we manage to remain in a positive mental and emotional state MOST of the time -- despite all of the stress, strain, challenge, and pressure required to run a business, homeschool and raise 7-kids, travel to 50+ countries, and live a high-achieving, extraordinary family life?
Listen to this episode now to learn how we do it and how YOU can do it too.
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