An important first step is to become more aware of how you feel. Many people go through the whole day registering emotions only on a surface level, unaware of the emotional undercurrents affecting their thoughts and perceptions.
In order to gain new insight about your emotions you need to become more aware of what’s going on in your feeling world. This isn’t hard to do, but does require slowing down from time-to-time and taking stock.
You’ll discover new things about your emotional patterns and what triggers less desirable emotions in you. This new emotional self-awareness provides the foundation for learning what needs to be shifted.
To help with this try the Notice and Ease™ tool.
Notice and Ease is the basic tool for identifying and neutralizing unwanted emotions. You can learn to release a lot of disturbed feelings and stop their energy drain by doing the following simple steps:
The Notice and Ease Tool:
1: Notice and admit what you are feeling.
In the first step, to simply notice and admit what you are feeling requires slowing down and taking stock.
2: Try to name the feeling.
In the second, try to name the feeling—like anxious, depressed, frustrated, a vague discomfort, and so on. Just naming the feeling to yourself helps you to admit what you are feeling.
3: Tell yourself to e-a-s-e as you gently focus in your heart, relax as you breathe, and e-a-s-e the stress out.
Lastly, as you tell yourself to ease in your heart, relax and ease the stressful emotion out, just feel as if the unwanted emotion is leaving your system. Don’t force it out; just ease it out.
Use Notice and Ease when you find yourself feeling tense, edgy, overwhelmed, worried, or any undesirable emotion. As you become able to manage your emotions, it will give you much greater power to achieve goals while increasing enjoyment and fulfillment in your life.