We are doing a narrative series on understanding where emotions and behaviors come from:
- Emotions Are Contagious
- Our own Emotional Junk
- Positive Emotions and Behaviors are Contagious Too (today’s post)
What we’ve covered so far in our series is that we know emotions are contagious and we know that if we take care of our own first, we might not be as “susceptible to contagion” in turn. Further we were left with the hope that if we do this, we might have the ability to choose to be with people we love even if they don’t do their own self-care and have that connection without personalizing what isn’t about us. Sigh. That is nice, isn’t it?
Yesterday, M in his usual gentle way, reminded us that contagious emotions might be effective for spreading more deliberately and more in the positive nature.
I am encouraged and hopeful. Being peaceful can be contagious too?
Then today I read a tweet about Chris Sacca’s commencement address.
presence -> sleeping well -> breathing *ahhh* -> embracing my weird self -> presence. Thx again @sacca So good.
Well worth my time! Sacca spoke about being a friend to yourself! Can you believe it!? …Ok. He didn’t say those words or mention this blog, …or me …but he may as well have! (Wink.)
If you listen, think and process, please tell. I would love to hear what you get from his speech.
…Did you catch the bit about start overs?! You know I love that.
Sometimes however, I am a real bore making this “friend to yourself” thing seem so dull and difficult. And M and Sacca are right! Peace and happiness are also contagious and a better effort. To get that, Sacca tells us to do some specific things. Did you catch them?
Question: What did Chris Sacca say that you find useful to friendship with yourself? or others?
Self-Care #269 – Positive emotions and behaviors are also contagious and are a better effort for your friend – You.