How Do You Feel?

How are you feeling?

Take a deep breath.
Close your eyes.

What’s the vibration you experience in your body. Do you feel anxious? Overwhelm? Frustrated? Tired? Calm? Confident?

Make note of how you’re feeling. What are the three feelings that you most commonly feel on any given day?

Tune in to your body.

What’s it telling you?

Top three feelings

Through close observation and awareness, I witnessed that my three most common feelings were anxiety worry and judgment.

When I kept track of my most common thoughts they centered around uncertainty, worrying about things in the future, and so many thoughts about my own shortcomings and judgment of others.

It’s important to know how you’re feeling because we take action based on how we feel.

What kinds of actions are fueled by feelings of anxiety, worry, and judgment? Certainly not the actions I want to take!

How do you want to feel?

Do you know that you can choose how you feel?

Thoughts produce feelings

Our feelings are produced from the thoughts we have. This is such great news! This means we can affect our feelings and emotions by becoming more aware of our thoughts.

My thoughts of fear and negativity towards myself and others kept me feeling negative emotions most of the time.

It’s okay to feel negative emotions sometimes. We don’t want to resist feeling negative emotions but we do have a choice, we have free will, to choose the thoughts we think and believe.

  • What do you believe?
  • How do you want to show up?
  • How do you want to be in the world?

I want to feel self-confident, calm, and have compassion for myself and others.

So I practice recognizing when I have thoughts focused on anxiety, worry, and judgment, and I know that I can choose to believe other things.

Here are new thoughts I’m trying-on:

“I don’t know what will happen and that’s okay.”
“I’ll wait and see what happens.”
“I can handle any situation.”
“I can handle feeling any emotion.”
“I’m imperfect, we’re all imperfect and human.”

Practicing these new thoughts truly makes a big difference in my life.

Different feelings lead to different actions.

I encourage you to check-in with yourself right now.

Grab a cup of tea and a notebook and start writing down how you’re feeling, what thoughts are going through your head. Write it all down.

  • What are your three top feelings?
  • What are the thoughts associated with these feelings?

Do you want help and guidance to do this work? How can you take the actions you truly want? I can help.

Author: Jamie Cavanaugh

Jamie Cavanaugh is a Certified Life Coach, Educator, Interaction Designer, and Writer.

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