Posts Tagged "emotional regulation"

Cautious Optimism: Expectations and Reality

Posted on Jun 25, 2015

Have you ever experienced excitement about something that fills you with intense, energized joy? Off to the races, full speed ahead? No looking back? That adrenaline rush, the wonderful sensation of powerful feelings that make you feel like you’re nearly invincible? When we anticipate excitement about something, the event tends to be centered around a potentially positive experience. The emotional “high” we experience feels so wonderful, that many of us prefer to ride that wave out for as long as possible, instead of looking at the so-called traffic signs along the way (i.e. red and yellow lights, caution signs, stop signs … you get my point!). What happens then, when you allow “green light” mode to take over, without looking at other things that are going on?

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