Emotions are an integral part of the human experience, shaping our perceptions, actions, and relationships. From joy and love to anger and sadness, emotions have the power to influence our lives in profound ways. But have you ever considered the fleeting nature of emotions? According to neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor, an emotion only lasts for about 90 seconds. In this article, we will explore the concept of the 90-Second Rule and gain insights into how understanding this phenomenon can help us navigate the ebb and flow of our emotional landscape.
The 90-Second Rule offers a fascinating insight into the ephemeral nature of emotions. By recognizing that an emotion only lasts for about 90 seconds, we can free ourselves from being trapped in prolonged states of distress or turmoil. This understanding empowers us to cultivate awareness, practice mindfulness, regulate our emotions, and respond intentionally. Embracing the transient nature of emotions provides us with the opportunity to navigate our emotional landscape with greater resilience, balance, and well-being. So, the next time you experience an emotion, remember the 90-Second Rule and allow it to run its course, and bring attention and intention to the story that you tell yourself beyond that.
Mindy Amita Aisling
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Mindy Amita Aisling, is a professionally trained and board-certified leadership, authenticity, and entrepreneur coach.
Mindy exceeds all requirements set forth by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for Master Coach certification.
Mindy is also a licensed mediator, communications coach, and conflict resolution practicer. As a mediator, she has worked both in private practice and as a court appointment mediator at her local county courthouse.
Through her innovative approach, she assists clients in examining their limiting beliefs, questioning their assumptions about how the world works, and releasing the notion that they are anything less than perfect. As a result, individuals who work with Mindy cultivate the ability to stand firm in their beliefs, live authentically and decisively, and discover an experience of life that is easy and graceful.
In 2021, Mindy founded How to Be Human and Entreprenerd. These programs have enabled her to share her wisdom and knowledge with a broader audience in service of her vision of helping others live authentic lives This, in turn, has empowered more individuals to lead their most TRUE and COURAGEOUS lives.
When she is not working, Mindy can be found playing outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, creating art, spending time with friends & family, or with her nose deep in a book.
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