A metaphor for how we respond to negative emotions such as anxiety, anger, sadness. When the struggle switch is on, one emotion leads to another in a cycle. For example, feeling anxious then worrying that your anxiety is going to get worse is essentially being anxious about anxiety. When the struggle switch is off, we observe the negative feeling using mindfulness and taking action on what we can control. This helps disengage from the negative emotions and avoid the struggle.
- The Struggle Switch video on YouTube
- “Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional”