Identifying and expressing our emotions in a healthy way can help us to better manage the way we are feeling and the impact those emotions have on us and our surroundings. Identifying what we are feeling in the moment allows us to take a step back and make a rational choice instead of letting emotion be our guide. Being able to identify our own emotions also helps us to develop better emotional intelligence which can help improve your relationship with yourself and others.
Use the following practice to help you identify your emotions:
~ Write down three positive and three negative emotions you felt today.
~ Now think of different words to describe those same emotions.