Putting Off Emotional Work for Tomorrow

Working in a family business is hard, because if you get into a fight with your parents, you still have to see and work with them every day. Unfortunately for me, my family didn’t teach me to be confrontational with my feelings. It’s my weakness.

Delaying heavy loads of emotional work is tempting because what comes ahead is uncomfortable. Like confronting a problem with a friend, or forgiving somebody you hurt, or forgiving somebody who hurt you.

Putting it off “until tomorrow” can work, but only for so long until it doesn’t anymore. 

Doing the emotional work is always in demand.

And I’d like to think it’s something we can get better at, if we try.

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