When we are intelligent to our feelings, it makes it easier to solve our problems, and we can also help others with their questions.
Understanding your emotions can be challenging when perhaps you’ve spent your life avoiding them. Sometimes this avoidance was useful, and it may have kept you safe.
However, being able to talk about emotions is healthy. The help of a skilled professional might be necessary to help you to access feelings that have been on lockdown.
Sometimes there is a fear that if you access emotions, you might become overwhelmed and will not be able to cope.
Keeping you safe
It is essential to understand your emotions and have a plan to deal with them. For example, if you are prone to having an overwhelming sadness, having a plan in place could help. The key to its success lies in communicating this plan to the people around you that care about you and your healing. Let people know what they can do to help, be specific.
It would also be helpful for you to know your triggers; recognising triggers will help you become aware of things early and can get help to activate your plan. Notice whether they are internal or external triggers, when are you most likely to experience triggers.
Are you aware of any trend in your emotions? paying close attention to things such as trends will help give you control.