We aren’t born knowing how to identify, understand and process our emotions. It's a skill we must learn and practice.
Build your emotional health skills and realize the profound benefits and empowerment of working with your emotions, instead of negating, shaming, or getting overwhelmed by them.
The Mood Meter, devised by Mark Brackett, author of Permission to Feel, provides a tool to identify your current emotion as specific as possible.
what emotions do for you
sense of purpose
Directly reveal our passions, dreams, interests, aspirations, desires and values. This requires being connected to your emotions. Otherwise you may feel like you are running on empty and lacking a sense of purpose.
"We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions."
- Brene Brown, PhD
CONNECT WITH others
Emotions connect us, attract us, bond us, create LOVE, TRUST and a sense of BELONGING. They allow feelings of love, care, joy, excitement and connection in relationships. They also help us maintain balanced boundaries.
NOTE: Emotions are communicated in every moment - facial expressions, body language, tone, cues, vibe, demeanor, etc. Lack of emotional awareness may be giving off mixed signals, a disingenuous, confusing vibe.
Emotional health skills are cleansing... "delivering the body from functioning as a storage room for suppressed emotions brings a sense of natural love and ease, a spaciousness in the breath, that we commonly call happiness."
Somesh Curti, PhD