Do you cry when you are yelled at and do you cry when someone does something nice for you? It’s okay, you’re just an emotionally in touch person! It’s a good thing, and with this 4-step process, you can quickly come to terms with your own emotions.
Emotions are not as bad as people claim. When you think of emotions, you could usually think of someone who is always upset or who cries a lot, but this is just a simple stereotype. People who are emotionally in touch are more sure of what they really are, of what they feel, and are more connected in their relationships around them.
When you are emotionally in touch, it can have an extremely positive effect on your relationships. It is good to be emotionally in touch with yourself, but most of the time it can be confusing and difficult to manage. Why do I feel everything so intensely, you might ask yourself?
Emotions are the communication between body and soul and it is important to know how to respond to them.
This is a simple 4-step process that will allow your emotions to flow freely. You won’t even notice how good you feel, you will feel better.
1. Let yourself fully experience the raw emotion:
Start by feeling it physically, truly embody this emotion and let it express itself through you. What sound does it want to make? What movements, postures, or gestures do you think best describe?
Do not censor it, instead let it appear and come out in its rawest form.
2. What’s the emotion trying to communicate to you?
Having embodied and expressed it, you can now explore, without self-judgment, what exactly this emotion is trying to tell you about yourself; your values, beliefs, needs, wants, expectations, attitudes, etc.
3. How can you behave according to the message of this emotion?
Once you have expressed and explored the emotion, you can begin to act on what you have learned from that emotion.
Is there anything you can do to restore balance to the world (for example, forgiving a person who lets you down or learning to be more confident), or is there a way to share your emotion with others and to celebrate the joy you feel?
4. Once the emotion has been expressed, explored, and understood, you can assimilate it.
The assimilation of an emotion is a slow process that will only be realized in hindsight.
It is only after the emotional dust settles that you can truly learn the value that emotion has brought to our lives.