I allow myself to be vulnerable. Talking about my feelings reduces stress and helps me to make sound decisions. I find it easier to overcome obstacles and resolve conflicts. My anger and sadness seem less intense when I share them with someone I trust.
Opening up deepens my relationships. I realize how much I have in common with others. I feel supported and cared for.
I increase my self-knowledge and awareness. Putting my feelings into words allows me to organize my thoughts and develop coping strategies.
I take responsibility for my feelings instead of blaming others. I control how I respond to any event in my life. I can choose to learn and grow.
I practice in situations where I feel safe. I let a close friend know that I feel awkward about going out on dates. I become more confident and assertive each time I say how I feel.
I discuss positive emotions too. I notice the pleasant things that occur each day. I tell others when I am happy and excited. I thank them for their kindness and generosity.
I reach out for help if I become overwhelmed. Sometimes I can ask a friend to help me see a dilemma from a different perspective. Sometimes I need a professional counselor to discuss issues that are holding me back.
Today, I express my emotions tactfully and skillfully. Sharing my feelings makes me healthier and more resilient. I feel close to my loved ones, and I deal with challenges constructively.
- How can I help others to feel comfortable talking about their feelings?
- What happens when I try to bottle up my feelings?
- What emotions am I experiencing right now?