Thursday Thoughts

Week 4


For today’s Thursday Thoughts, we are going to look at emotional acceptance. Sometimes we might feel stressed, or sad, and for many of us, we’ve been conditioned to berate ourselves for feeling like this.

However, our emotions are there for a reason and to serve a purpose. They signal to us what we should stay away from and what we should approach, they help us keep lasting relationships and they aid our decision-making. It’s good to accept all our emotions, whatever
they may be, and learn to instead, sit with them and embrace them.

So let’s get into a little emotional acceptance.

“You have a right to your thoughts and feelings. Your feelings are always valid.”
– Iyanla Vanzant


Notice a time today where you are feeling an emotion that is strong enough for you to identify and do the exercise outlined here.
15 minutes


Here’s a great little animation on why processing and accepting emotions is so important.
3 minutes


Have a listen to a section of this podcast from Brené Brown. We recommend listening to the whole thing, however, if your time is limited, simply skip to the 15 minute mark.
10 minutes+