GETTING MORE COMFORTABLE WITH YOUR EMOTIONS
The first step toward meeting emotional needs involves learning to acknowledge your emotions as you experience them. It’s OK if this proves challenging at first. It’s normal to have trouble sitting with unpleasant feelings.
Remember life includes both ups and downs. Without the bad, how could you recognize the good? The emotions you see as negative are just as important as the ones you see as positive. They help you recognize when things are not quite right.
Instead of hiding from your feelings or relying on someone to make them go away, get in touch with your sense of curiosity. Ask yourself what they’re telling you.
To learn more about yourself and your emotions, try:
- spending time in nature
- spending time on your own.
- exploring your interests
- making time to relax
- practicing self-care
Your emotions are very valid and should be understood. An outburst of emotions should not send a weakness message to you, take guard and be more intentional about your response to your emotions next time. Your emotions deserve an accolade!
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