Thank you so much for your interest in The Insight, by Sheba. I hope you enjoyed this week’s blogs about “Emotional Identity”
Next week’s topic will be “Emotional Traits”
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- The act of accepting and embracing change takes time. Don’t allow unexpected or expected change to define you or your emotions. Remember that change is temporary and transitional. The emotions you experience at the start of the change will likely be different in some way or another from what you feel towards the end of the transition when things have finally settled. Foster resilience in your emotions to maintain stability. You will be able to regroup and rebuild no matter the changes you face.
- However you view forgiveness and for whatever reason you choose to forgive, it must be done for your own betterment and to stabilize your own identity. Be honest with yourself: are the negative emotions worth the additional stress you are putting on yourself? Yes, forgiveness may require virtue, temperance and love equally, but developing each of these things and allowing them to grow within your identity is also to your benefit.
- We often forget that our identities are shaped by the people with whom we most associate. While it’s easy to pay attention to our emotional needs, we sometimes neglect to acknowledge the emotional needs of others. We assume that since we identify with certain emotions or have particular needs, those emotions and needs will be obvious to others because we consider them a part of our identities. We must take the time and give the attention necessary to understand the needs of others and communicate our needs to others. Then and only then can we create a balance within our relationships without altering our individual identities or pressuring others to alter theirs.
- Your emotions are part of your identity; they do not dominate it. Cultivate self and situational awareness to emotionally prepare yourself to handle every situation. We our constantly in the processing of shaping our identities, so keep an open mind. Try to see new perspectives in every situations. Develop different coping methods for situations in which you can’t change your perspective. Master your emotions to achieve balance in any situation.
The Insight: We could easily get away with excusing certain behaviors based on our emotions in specific situations, but it would demonstrate strength of character if we took responsibility for our emotions and learned to control them. Our emotions do not define us; the way we manage our emotions defines who we are and how others see us.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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