Show Notes - What you can control

Hello, Peggy Moore, here with the Discover Your Personal Power Podcast. 

How are things? How are you guys holding up my friends among all this coronavirus craziness? It's been a little painful here.  So, you guys know I live in Okinawa, Japan, and work for the department of the defense school system here.  I am a school Nurse and my husband teaches 6th-grade math.  We both love our jobs.  Our jobs pay for our beautiful home on the beach and they also pay for us to go home every summer.  This was one of my conditions for keeping a job overseas.  If I can go home and be with my kids for three months in summer and we can find some way to be with them at Christmas, we could make this work. And so far we have been overseas over twelve years and always been able to make that work. With our kids coming to us in the summer or us going to them.

Well, of course, this year with the coronavirus that is not happening. Japan has been very strict with...

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What we do when we want to escape

 

What do you do when you want to escape your emotions?

Buffering

Many times in our lives we use buffers to prevent us from feeling emotions,  especially negative emotions. Overeating, Overspending, Over-drinking, Binge-watching social media, TV or Netflix.  

Eating, spending, drinking or watching TV or Netflix are not completely negative behaviors.  We have to eat to live. We have to spend money on things that we need and so on. It is when we use these things to buffer emotions that it begins to be a problem. 

Drunk analogy:  Let's say your at a party.  And there is somebody there that has had a little too much alcohol and is stumbling around because they are really drunk, yet they think they're having a great time. You know this person, right? They're having the time of their life but you look at them and they're not even at home. The question is, is that person having fun? This person isn't even really conscious of what's...

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