Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life by Susan David
We fight and resist our negative emotions. We strive, struggle, and hustle to feel our positive ones. By accepting and navigating all of our emotions, particularly the difficult ones, we start to develop emotional agility.
A growing body of research shows that emotional rigidity – getting hooked by thoughts, feelings and behaviors that don’t serve us is associated with a range of psychological ills, including depression and anxiety. Meanwhile, emotional agility—being flexible with your thoughts and feelings so that you can respond optimally to every day situations – key to well being and success.