Dear Diary : Emotionally Healthy

Monday, August 09, 2010 0 comments
just don't get it la, semua org pun ada masalah, semua org pun pening, semua org pun malas nak keje on monday, but must u put a shitty face to it? tolong la...

kenapa yer? untuk menggembirakan balik diri sendiri after looking at all the shitty face td, i've found some good article on being Emotionally Healthy...

Emotional Awareness: Why it Matters

People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their emotions and their behavior. They are able to handle life’s inevitable challenges, build strong relationships, and lead productive, fulfilling lives.
Unfortunately, too many people take their mental and emotional health for granted—focusing on it only when they develop problems. But just as it requires effort to build and maintain physical health, so it is with mental and emotional health. The more time and energy you invest in your emotional health, the stronger it will be.


The power of your emotions

Babies are bundles of emotion, experiencing intense emotions of fear, anger, sadness, and joy within their first eight weeks of life. As an infant, your emotions connected you to your primary caregiver in what was the first relationship of your life. Throughout life, emotions continue to serve this same purpose: connecting us to others.
Without emotions and an awareness and understanding of them, it’s impossible to build or maintain strong, healthy relationships. The feelings of others will escape you unless you’re familiar with your own emotions. The more aware you are of your own emotions, the easier it will be for you to pick up on what others are feeling and accurately read their wants and needs.

Your emotions help you:

  • understand yourself, including your deeply-felt needs
  • understand and empathize with others
  • communicate clearly and effectively
  • make decisions based on the things that are most important to you
  • get motivated and take action to meet goals
  • build strong, healthy relationships

Emotional awareness and communication

Whether you’re having an argument with your spouse or dealing with colleagues at work, your emotions influence the communication process. Over 95% of communication is nonverbal and emotionally driven, so the stakes in learning to harness your emotions are high. Say the wrong thing, or miss an emotional cue, and it can do a lot of damage.

What is my level of emotional awareness?

Ask yourself the following questions. If you can answer “yes” to most of the questions, congratulations! If not, you may want to work on raising your emotional awareness:
  • Can you tolerate strong feelings, including anger, sadness, fear, disgust, and joy?
  • Do you feel your emotions in your body? If you are sad or mad, do you experience physical sensations in places like your stomach and chest?
  • Are you comfortable with all of your emotions? No one chooses to be angry, sad or frightened, but if you are, is it OK?
  • Do you pay attention to your emotions and use them to guide your decisions?
  • Are you comfortable talking about your emotions? Do you communicate your feelings honestly?
  • Do your emotions capture the attention of others?  Do others know what you feel? Are you comfortable with their knowing?
  • Are you sensitive to the emotions of others?

some of my c
olleagues mesti have no clues on this matter....sigh....


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