• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 10. Talking About Feelings > DEVELOPING EMOTIONAL AWARENESS

DEVELOPING EMOTIONAL AWARENESS

For the next week or two, when you feel an emotion, stop and ask yourself, “What am I feeling—mad, sad, glad, scared?” When you identify your feeling, make yourself aware of the underlying self-talk associated with it. Learn to recognize the physical symptoms related to that feeling. What signals accompany anger, fear, sadness, and joy? Recognizing these physical clues will help you increase your emotional awareness. This is the first step toward expressing your feelings assertively.

In the next section on behavior, you will learn more about word choices to express not only your feelings, but also your opinions and thoughts, facts, and so on. Also provided are guidelines for assertive behavior that will reinforce your assertive words.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint