Episode 25: Equal Air Time

Making E.A.T. an intentional part of my life, has been delicious.

You’re listening to the Love Tidbits Podcast, where you’ll discover a small, tasty, delightful, bite-sized tidbit of love ~ I’m your host, LeAnn Austin 

Hey y’all, welcome to Love Tidbits, episode #25: Equal Air Time 

Have you been in situations where someone is telling you all the negative things about everything? Most of the things coming out of their mouth are simply negative, and sometimes it’s a little uncomfortable to be around. 

You might have noticed this with yourself. I know sometimes I’ll notice, okay and this has gone wrong and this has gone wrong. And I’m thinking, and sometimes even talking about all the things that are not going the way I think they should.  Well, I’ve come up with a new way that I learned over the past few years in Life Coach Training, and it’s called Equal Air Time – E.A.T. And what it means is the same amount of time you give to all this negative talk and these negative thoughts, you can have them, but give the same amount of time to some positive ones.  What’s going well, what’s good about this. And even as you’re listening to someone talking about negative things, it’s like, huh, how could I turn this a little bit and at least spend the same amount of time on the positive, or even offering them that, that opportunity to be like, okay, great, I heard all the negative, I want to hear some positive too. 

So there’s a quote by Abraham Hicks that I love:  “There are always choices there for you. In other words, you can look at the hole in the wall, or you can look at the beautiful painting. You can look at the light bulb that is out, or you can see the light bulb that is working. You can look at your mate in his positive aspect, or you can look at your mate in his negative aspect.  You can look at your body and find something that pleases you, or find something that doesn’t.  You can remember your childhood and find something of pleasure, or you can find something that makes you feel discouraged. You can remember a compliment, or you can remember somebody down on you. You can remember your love. Or you can remember your hate. In other words, you have that choice in every moment.”  

And so I like to think about this when I’m ruminating and negativity, or listening to something negative, it’s just like, alright, we can do negative, but let’s also do positive.

So, final question, I like to ask myself frequently: How can I E.A.T. Equal Air Time this situation? Hmmm, something to think about.  

Have a good one y’all ~ and here’s to Equal Air Time and to love. 

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