Day 19 | 30 Day Self-Care Challenge

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Experience and name your emotions

Emotions can be powerful, intense, raw. They can drive our physical action (or inaction) in a variety of situations. Yet, as big and influential as our emotions can be, many of us cannot accurately name or express what we’re feeling at given moments in time. What’s more, we often intentionally stuff or ignore our emotions in an attempt to prevent them from getting in the way of our work or other tasks.

Today, practice experiencing and naming your emotions. No need to write them down (we’ll practice that on a later date in this challenge), just pay attention to what you’re feeling and put a name to it. Noticing and naming emotions gives us the chance to take a step back and make choices about what to do with them. This practice is particularly helpful with strong emotions and allow us to “name it and tame it”.