Self-Awareness leads to Self-compassion
...and awareness of others leads to compassion for them.
There is no such thing as a bad emotion. We have positive and negative emotions but that does not mean good or bad. Think of it more like science - you have a baseline (neutral) and you have positive (like protons) that brings you above your baseline and negative (like electrons) that bring you below your baseline. They are all beneficial and they are all part of being a normal human being. How we respond to those emotions is good or bad.
Connecting the dots...
Here Dr. Sood talks about the correlation between stress and a wandering mind. He does reference his book as published by the Mayo Clinic, but specifically discusses the importance of stress and a wandering mind.
Dr. Sood is a world-leading expert in resilience and stress management and the creator of the Mayo Clinic Resilient Mind program. He is also a former professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. Dr. Sood has authored multiple books, including “The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living” and “The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness.” His innovative approach to resilience has been validated by more than a dozen clinical trials and positively impacts tens of thousands of people every year. See this website for more information.
What are the signs that your current mental or emotional health is suffering? There may be signs or symptoms in four domains: cognitive, emotional, behavioral, or physical. Look to the left for specific ideas.
My brain and heart divorced
by John Roedel
John Roedel is a comedian and poet that I've come across in my time scrolling through Facebook. He has a website and a Facebook page and I've found many more of his writings to be inspiring. Feel free to check him out here: https://www.johnroedel.com/