What would happen if we started acknowledging and addressing our emotions instead of brushing them under the carpet?
Join me in this counselor on-call episode where we demystify journaling, a simple yet powerful tool to process emotions. Journaling sounds like another task on your to-do list, or it may even stir up the fear of opening a can of emotional worms.
But let’s flip the script today. I will share four easy questions you can ask yourself to swiftly navigate through your emotions without drowning in them.
We’ll also talk about how journaling and other activities can help you regulate your emotions and avoid resorting to unhealthy coping mechanisms. So, if you’re ready to trade emotional chaos for calm, let’s embark on this journey toward emotional wellness together. Let’s learn to manage our emotions, not just for a healthier mind, but for a happier life.
What am I feeling? Use the feelings wheel if you need a little help.
Why am I feeling this way? i.e., what’s going on in my life?
When have I felt this way?
What’s one thing I need based on how I am feeling? Some examples include: taking a nap, calling a friend, doing a breathing exercise, walking, praying, and listening to music.
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Have a great week!