Acknowledgement and Accountability
There aren’t “negative” emotions, just destructive behaviors as a result. Growth came with being taught how to acknowledge my emotions and hold myself accountable for the actions. Positive thinking made me stagnate for years because I didn’t acknowledge the feeling/thought before trying to change it. “Staying positive” helped in the moment, but I needed to learn the importance of authenticity, especially with my emotions. Being genuine with my fear, anxiety, anger, depression, etc. Acknowledging their presence. This is especially true when trying to managing cycling episodes. I’m speaking from my perspective and wanted to share if anyone felt the same way.