One of the fascinating things about working with clients on personal development issues is the amount of emotions that we experience, sometimes on a daily basis, and how we feel about them.
- What emotions did I experience today?
- How did I handle them?
- What did I say to myself about how I was feeling?
We all experience anger, sadness, resentment, happiness, joy, guilt and many others at different times in our lives. Some of us even seem to have a default setting which often flicks us into a particular emotion.
I believe all our emotions exist for a reason – they give us valuable information if we take the time to listen. Unfortunately our natural tendency is to beat ourselves up for feeling anything less than happy every day. We tend to judge ourselves for what we are experiencing, making it either right or wrong, and believe we should be fixing ourselves so we won’t feel this way again. And when we handle our emotions in this way it can often lead to illness e.g. depression.
The great news is that we can learn how to take back our power and start to make new and better choices around our emotions – the starting point is always with creating awareness. By writing down or talking through what you are experiencing you can learn to understand how your emotions affect you and this can open up new choices around how you think and then act.
So why not take some time to note in your journal at the end of every day…
Feel free to call/ text Heather on 0212 406 535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and have a chat about how I can support you to make sense of of any emotions you may experience as you create change in your life.