the emotional brain vs the logical brain

A big part of mental health is the ability to move fluidly between the emotional and the logical. Tor example, in my marriage that means being able to go from an argument, where I may feel triggered or angry or perhaps misunderstood …..  AND THEN ….. calm myself down and think logically. The logical thinking takes me back to thoughts like: “it will all work out” or “this is not that big and deal” or “get over yourself Ed. ”  etc, etc.
So, try out this game: next time you get angry or stuck in an emotional state, take a minute and get curious and observe yourself and notice how long it takes for you to calm down and access your logical mind. Doing this will improve your mental health and give you more serenity.

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