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Emotional Adulthood

I have a client struggling with an employee or hers and we've been talking about emotional adulthood vs
emotional childhood in our coaching recently.

In our session today she was feeling frustrated that she was having so many negative emotions about
what her employee had done because she has been working really hard to live in emotional adulthood.

I reminded her that being in emotional adulthood doesn’t mean not having negative feelings. It just means
owning those feelings and not blaming your feelings on other people.

This looks like asking herself how she wants to feel about the fact that her employee did and said those
things. If she decides that for now she wants to feel frustrated and inconvenienced that’s totally ok as long
as she acknowledges that her thoughts about the situation are creating those feelings, not what the
employee did.

Resisting her negative feelings is making them bigger. I suggested she try naming them and doing the
work to allow them. Then I sent her a link to my podcast episode on negative emotions.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-8-negative-emotions/id1484672186?i=1000456510600

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