Short post from me today as I’m pushed for time, but the answer to the question above is YES!
A kind of relevant example comes from a few weeks ago when I was having a shit morning at work. It was super shit – I ended up crying at my boss, which is one the most inappropriate and unconstructive things you can ever do. I couldn’t shift my bleak outlook, nor could I get over the reason I was crying in the first place – I was still annoyed, frustrated, disengaged and angry.
I decided to watch a couple of cat videos on youtube, including this one:
It made me smile from the inside out. After skiving for about 15 minutes I had managed to reset myself back to ‘normal’. I had an objective look at my original grievance, changed my perspective, and realised that it wasn’t so bad. I then took myself upstairs to my boss’s office and apologised for crying, while calmly explaining why I had arrived at that state in the first place.
All because the cute little critters softened me I was able to change my perspective on a baf situation and be more reasonable. They sorted me out!