Ep #86 Linguistic Space: A Tool for Ratcheting Down Emotions

When we experience negative emotions, at that moment, it is easy to believe we personify that feeling. This belief can intensify the emotion and cause actions that undermine our goals of living a naturally healthy life free from diabetes. Linguistic space refers to the practice of giving yourself some grace by using accurate experiential language versus defining language. For example, the difference between “I am anxious” and “I feel anxious.” The first is the embodiment or personification of the emotion and the latter is a temporary experience. This small tweak in how you acknowledge your emotions can helps to ratchet down the intensity and take actions that align with your goals.