Confusion, Overwhelm, Doubt, Worry, Exhaustion and Busyness, are emotions that we indulge in far too often.
What do I mean by indulge?
We choose to feel them, because they keep us from feeling things that we imagine will be far worse.
The definition of indulge is, “to allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of.” Wait what?
We don’t enjoy the pleasure of worry or staying busy…or do we?
These indulgent emotions have a way of making us feel like we’re doing something productive and important in the short run, when truthfully, they are keeping us from achieving the results that we want in our lives.
That is why they are indulgent, they cost us our dreams.
Have you ever felt super busy and then arrived at the end of your day with nothing really important to show for it?
The busyness took over. It can feel like you’re taking massive action. When in reality you’re staying busy doing a whole lot of not much.
And what about worry? This sums it up pretty well.
" Worrying is a lot like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. "
Take a look at this short video I made that takes a closer look at how indulgent emotions may show up in our lives.