Following our feelings seems entirely logical at the time because when the feelings are loud, we’ll do anything to feel comfortable. But a decision made on a feeling is nothing about logic.
It’s tempting to follow our feelings when deciding what’s true or helpful because they’re so loud. And because they’re loud, because we feel them so strongly, they seem persuasive and convincing.
But here’s the thing…
The strength of a feeling isn’t an indicator of how valid or useful it is to you.
If you’re someone who is driven by feelings and have a suspicion that it doesn’t always bring the result you’d like, try doing things differently. Notice what drives you to make decisions and if you go from a feeling, take a minute to switch on logic and see if that answer is different. The right answer for you is often the middle ground between logic and emotion.
As an ex-athlete I’ve always advocated the benefits of keeping in shape physically, but it’s just as important to look after your mental wellbeing. Book a session with Wendy, she’s the person to help you look after your brain just as you would your body.
5 x Olympic Skier and presenter of BBC Ski Sunday.
Dare to dream big and Wendy’s THE person to help get you there.
X Factor winner with a long list of sell out tour successes under her belt.
The most exciting thing in the world is getting a chance to tear it all up and start again. Keep all the things you want and throw out everything you don’t. Wendy will help you do just that!
Beauty, lifestyle and fashion blogging sensation Becky Sheeran (TalkBeckyTalk)
It’s great to have a leading psychotherapist such as Wendy in the Cheshire area, outside of her Harley Street practice. After publicly raising awareness of mental health issues and myself recovering from depression, I know how immensely life-changing expert intervention can be.
Retired ex-professional football who played for Bury, Wigan, Stoke, Preston, Norwich, Leicester and Brighton during a 14 year career. After leaving professional football, Jason battled depression and recovered with the help of therapy and family support.