4 Examples for being aware of your emotions
1. My emotional self example
I recall a time when I found myself in the midst of a heated argument with a friend. My heart was pounding like a drum, my palms were slick with sweat, and I could feel the anger bubbling up within me like a volcano on the brink of eruption. But instead of letting that anger explode, I hit the pause button. I took a deep breath, allowed myself to feel the anger, and acknowledged its presence. I didn’t try to suppress it or ignore it. I simply acknowledged it. And you know what? That pause, that moment of emotional awareness, gave me the clarity to respond in a more thoughtful and constructive way. It was like a superhero power that saved our friendship from the villain of misunderstanding.
2. The Courage to Feel: A Journey Through Sadness
Then there’s a story of someone I know who was wrestling with feelings of sadness. They had been suppressing these feelings for years, like a pressure cooker ready to blow. But one day, they decided to let the steam out and allow themselves to feel the sadness. They sat with it, felt it, and let it wash over them like a wave. It was uncomfortable, sure, but they stayed with it. And after a while, they noticed that the wave of sadness started to recede. By allowing themselves to feel the sadness, they were able to process it and eventually move past it. It was like they had surfed the wave of emotion and made it back to shore.
3. Examples of self and social awareness in the workplace
I story i heard on youtube was about a client who was always quick to anger. They would often react impulsively, like a bull in a china shop, leading to regret and damaged relationships. But after learning about emotional awareness, they started to notice the early signs of anger. They would feel a tightness in their chest, their breathing would become shallow, and their thoughts would start to race like a hamster on a wheel. Recognizing these signs, they would take a few deep breaths and allow the anger to pass. This newfound awareness allowed them to respond rather than react, improving their relationships and their overall well-being.
4. Your emotional self awareness examples A Story of Overcoming Sadness
A story of a patient who was struggling with feelings of sadness. They had been suppressing these feelings for years, afraid to face them. But one day, they decided to allow themselves to feel the sadness. They sat with it, felt it, and let it wash over them. It was uncomfortable, but they stayed with it. After a while, they noticed that the sadness started to lessen. By allowing themselves to feel the sadness, they were able to process it and eventually move past it.