PSA on Thoughts and Feelings (Courtesy of Your Friendly Social Worker)
Sometimes I am a little taken aback by folks who can’t distinguish between thoughts and feelings. Taking some time out to think about it will improve your intrapersonal and interpersonal well-being.
You have no control over your first thought, and it is okay to think whatever you think. You are not responsible for this thought, it is a product of your experiences and snap judgment, not your critical thinking skills. It’s often derived from your feelings, not critical thinking.
Your second thought must come after you have challenged your first thought and understand why you thought your original thought. Therefore you are accountable for your second thought.
Whatever you think, your feelings may not agree. You have a right to feel anything you feel, and to forcefully change this is not healthy. To be aware and comfortable with this, to not try to change your emotions but work through them is emotional maturity.