Down with dating feeling gloomy
You can’t really learn how to improve your interactions with others without learning at least a bit about how to manage your emotions in healthier ways.
If that’s the case, rest assured that you’re not alone. Think about it: if you can’t identify what it is you’re feeling, how on earth can you figure out what to do about it in order to help reduce the emotion?
Following is a mindfulness exercise to help you with this; you can do it now as you read through it, and then make sure you come back to it when you’re experiencing specific emotions to help you become more familiar with them. Is it movin —for example, pulsing, shivering, fluttering—or does it stay still?
If you’ve been practicing the progressive muscle relaxation, this exercise will come a little easier for you because you’ve already been tuning in to your physical experiences. Factually, without judgment, describe the emotion as you feel it in your body and just allow yourself to experience it.
So in this article, you’re going to learn some skills to help you manage your emotions.
We’ll look at the importance of being able to name the emotion you’re feeling, with a focus on the main emotions that often get in the way in social situations; the functions your emotions serve; and the connection between your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
So your next step is to look at the following emotion list to see if you can find a word that more closely describes the emotion you’re feeling.