July 5, 2021

Psychology professor and author Dr. Amy H. Siegel says when you’re in the moment, you’re less likely to judge a situation.

“The brain is less likely than the emotions to judge,” she says.

When the emotion of fear is at the forefront of your mind, it is likely you will judge more negatively, and you’ll act more harshly than if the emotion were at the back of your brain.

In other words, the brain is not always where you want it to be, and sometimes you are in a position where you are not thinking clearly.

Here are some ways to become more mindful when your brain decides how to deal with your emotions.