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Do you struggle with understanding your emotions? Are you looking to improve your emotional health? If so, then you’re not alone. A lot of people find it challenging to navigate their feelings, whether it’s anger, sadness or anxiety. However, the more you understand why you struggle with your emotions, the better equipped you’ll be to improve your emotional health. In this blog post, I’ll share my personal experience with emotional struggles and offer insight into how you can improve your own emotional well-being.
Emotional struggles have many sources, such as how your parents modeled emotions to you.
Growing up, I had a challenging relationship with anger due to my dad’s influence. He would blow up and get really intimidating, which made me feel scared and unsafe. As a result, my child brain internalized that anger was bad, so I suppressed any feelings of anger for most of my life.
However, when I realized this as an adult, I was able to heal my relationship with anger so I could express it in healthier ways. Understanding your emotional history is an essential starting point in improving your emotional health.
Another source of emotions is your cultural and religious upbringing. These factors play a significant role in how you perceive your emotions because they are deeply ingrained in your subconscious.
When I started digging deeper into my cultural beliefs, I realized that most emotions were seen as weak or shameful – such as anger, sadness or excitement. This belief made it difficult for me to express these emotions or ask for help when I struggled emotionally.
Once I addressed my cultural biases and challenged them, I was able to be more authentic in my emotional expression.
One way to understand your emotions better is through reflecting on your emotional history. During my 30-day Love Your Emotions Challenge, I give you one reflective prompt every day that will give you insight into your emotional history. By the end of the 30 days, you’ll have greater clarity and emotional peace. The prompts are designed to help you identify patterns, triggers, and beliefs that influence the way you think, feel, and behave. With this understanding, you can start to make changes that will improve your emotional health.
Managing your emotions isn’t always easy, but it’s very much possible. The more you understand yourself and your emotional history, the better equipped you’ll be to improve your emotional health. Reflective prompts and challenging your cultural and religious beliefs are all part of the process.
Remember that emotions are an essential part of being human, and it’s okay to feel them. By learning to love and accept your emotions, you’re taking a significant step towards emotional healing and growth.