Revisiting your emotions
Emotions, a valuable indicator
Emotions are the reflection of our thoughts or more exactly the consequence of our thoughts. For example, when we think we are going to fall, we feel fear. Our emotions send out signals. If we have not been vigilant enough and a harmful thought has taken its course, an emotion will indicate it to us.
If we are annoyed, for example, we will be able to go back to the origin of our nervousness: what could have put us in this state? Thus, each emotion informs us and allows us to decipher what is happening to us. Thanks to this journey, we can question the thought that generated the emotion.
Let’s analyze our feelings
By paying attention to how we feel, we can first know whether it is pleasing to us or not. Thoughts that we do not want, of course generate negative emotions. Their feeling will be unpleasant. But this is never negative in itself. What is important is to see the message that our feelings send us. Certain emotions will make us suffer. Even though these emotions are painful, let’s not dismiss them. On the contrary, let us try to analyze them. What do they tell us?
Let’s face our painful emotions
The emotions that express suffering are not well received. We hide them. We wait until we are alone, for example, to let our sadness explode. Likewise, we are uncomfortable in front of a crying person. However, it is necessary to express your emotions. This allows them to be understood and deal with it.
Let’s recognize our emotions
It is not always easy to give a name to our feelings. The main reason is when we live it, we are under its control. But to understand what is happening in us, we must be able to say what we feel, in words. Saying it is the way to recognize our emotion (for example: I am angry).
The usefulness of emotions
Painful emotions tell us that something is wrong. The suffering is unbearable, which forces us to remedy it. Emotions drive us to act and they are very useful to us. Likewise, positive emotions transport us. Thus, that of enthusiasm allows us to lift mountains and go to the end of a project.
Let’s learn the language of our emotions
The easiest way is to start expressing how we feel is when nothing special happens to us. When we are in the office and a quiet day begins, we can say: I feel good. On the street, we walk with an alert step, with happy hearts. We can say: I am happy. Training ourselves to decipher our emotions is an excellent exercise to later understand what an event triggers in us.
Let’s dialogue with our emotions
Emotions are valuable allies because they tell us what we are thinking. By dialoguing with them, we manage to modify our thoughts and our emotional state. For example, when we are not well, our emotions tell us so. At the same time, they encourage us to act to change our state. We pull ourselves together and regain hope. Here again, our emotions relieve us.
What is happening in us?
An unpleasant emotion is the signal that we need to change. Let’s stop and clarify what’s going on inside us. Let’s try to understand how we feel about the current situation. Next, let’s take a look at what we want. What do we need to do to transform things? In the light of our response, we can act.
We evolve thanks to our emotions
An emotion is stubborn: if we don’t understand its message, it will come back until we get it. Emotions push us on the path to development. They help us to improve ourselves.
Let’s live happily
Let us cultivate the emotions that make us feel good rather than letting ourselves be invaded because those that make us suffer. Let us adopt a cheerful attitude based on the concepts of positive psychology. We can choose to turn better if we approach life with more kindness and confidence.