Getting Your Emotional Needs Met

How do you feel in your body when you feel sad?

What kinds of things leave you feeling comforted?

Make a note here – in a journal or notebook or your phone – so that you embed ways to use sadness into your way of being in your world.

How do you feel in your body when you feel angry?

What kinds of things can you do to right the wrongs which happen for you in your world?

Make a note – in a journal or notebook or your phone – so that you embed these ways of using anger onto your way of being in your world.

How do you feel in your body when you feel frightened? 

What kinds of things can you do to feel safe?

Make a note – in a journal or notebook or your phone – so that you embed these ways of using fear into your way of being in your world. 

How do you feel in your body when you feel joyful? 

What kind of things can you do to share joy?

Make a note – in a journal or notebook or your phone – so that you embed these ways of using joy into your way of being in your world.

Consider also old and as yet unresolved emotions…

What can you do to meet your needs from long ago so that they stop prompting you to do something? You deserve to live in the here and now. Your emotional needs are important as are you and you deserve to get them met so that you can feel more present and fully here and now.

Extra Reading

Achieving Emotional Literacy