My emotions are an integral part of me and my life. My daily experiences are rooted in how I feel.
There are times when my emotions take me by surprise. Perhaps I encounter a long-lost friend and cry with happiness. Or I watch a sad movie and take on a melancholy feeling.
When I am with those I love, I feel elated.
At work, it is exhilarating when I see a project to completion and my supervisor praises my efforts. As long as I control any negative thoughts and emotions while doing my job, my day is rewarding.
Past experiences have taught me that it is necessary to control my emotions. Each day, I learn more effective ways to manage my how I feel.
I accept my feelings fully. I occasionally read self-help books in my efforts towards self-discovery. Uncovering new insights about my emotions helps me feel more confidence and personal satisfaction.
Today, I closely monitor how I am feeling inside. I know my feelings operate in the background of my life. My emotions provide the self-knowledge and personal strength I require to construct the life I want to live each day. It’s wonderful to know that I understand my emotions.
1. How do I know that I really understand my emotions?
2. In what ways do I reflect on my emotions when I experience an intense feeling or negative reaction to something?
3. What can I do to increase my knowledge about my emotions?