Feelings are personal. No one knows exactly what you are feeling. General feeling thermometers are useful, but a personal one is priceless.
The handout above says it all. Remember, you can download the handouts and other Free Emotional Fitness tips, exercises, funny stuff, and poster quotes at the EFTI store.
Next session: Self-soothing skills. When a negative feeling is gaining control, the first thing you need to so is stay calm. Self-soothing skills promote calmness; calmness promotes thinking about how to act wisely.
LINKS OF INTEREST
POST INSPIRATION: DAILY PROMPT
I often use these prompts to spark my posts. They can also be used to improve your critical thinking is the heart of emotional intelligence.
You can think about them as they are stated or use them to spark other thoughts which is what I usually do. Most can be related to Emotional Fitness. How? Well here is the prompt that connects to this post. I’ll answer it and tell you how I relate it to Emotional Fitness.
Out of Breath We all seem to insist on how busy, busy, busy we constantly are. Let’s put things in perspective: tell us about the craziest, busiest, most hectic day you’ve had in the past decade.
How this relates to emotional fitness and today’s post. Taking your feeling temperature regularly makes you more aware of when life and stress are getting out of control. Then you need to do one of two things. Laugh, Play, Create or Remember What Matters. Both are important E motional Fitness Exercises. More about them later in the course.
All the handouts for this course are being posted at the EFITstore so you can download them for free. Some might not be up yet. I am a Jill of all in this business, so some things take longer than others. I have another life and other things that need doing.
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Thank you and stay strong.