124 S20 Negative Emotion – Stifled



To feel smothered or suffocated by or as if by close confinement in a stuffy room.

Practical Tips

Come up for air!!

  1. Look at the situation with New Eyes.
  2. Re-access what you are doing and take alternative action.
  3. Be open to a different way of thinking around the situation.
  4. Appreciate all the resources are around us, sometimes we can’t see ‘the wood for the tree’s’.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I can anticipate being stifled and take alternative action before that happens.


(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will allow myself to feel…………Stifled, is when I see it as a sign to do something different.

Example Challenges

DC131 I’m fed up! Just a few days stuck in the house with the kids and I’m tearing my hair out!!


“I’ve always gone after fears and tried to stifle them by doing them. It is daunting, but it’s more rewarding.”
– Lily Cole

“Most of us actually stifle enough good impulses during the course of a day to change the current of our lives.”
– William Moulton Marston