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6/7 Exercise #1: How well do I Handle My Emotions?

This is a Personal Worksheet for you to examine how you handle your own Emotions.  It will help to print off this page to think through the statements.

Think through the following statements.  Give yourself a rating from 1    =     not good and need to improve  to 10    =    Great and don’t need to work on this at all.

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Questions to be Considered?

1 to 10?

1.

I am aware of my body reactions that lead to anger.

2.

I am aware of the intensity of my emotions but control   them.

3.

I seldom lose control of my emotions.

4.

I have learned that emotions are not my enemy.

5.

I seldom feel overwhelming unpleasant emotions.

6.

I understand what triggers any angry reactions in me.

7.

I can allow others to have their say without feeling envious.

8.

Even though I may be alone, I seldom feel lonely.

9.

I have worked on my feelings of rejection successfully.

10.

I have learned to not respond to inappropriate guilt.

11.

I have allowed myself to grieve through situations.

12.

I try not to bury my emotions when I am upset.

13.

I understand how my self-talk feeds my emotions.

14.

I can deal with my uncomfortable emotions in healthy ways.

15.

I feel more and more peace and contentment in my life.

16.

When I feel fear, I have learned to look to its source.

17.

Fear of something is seldom a motivator in my life.

18.

My levels of anxiety are low with normal situations.

19.

I can put my worries behind me and not let them rule me.

20.

I can allow others to reject me without being wounded.

21.

I can accept that I cannot control anyone else around me.

22.

I have learned that ‘my buttons’ are my issues.

23.

I have learned where my emotions have affected my body.

24.

I seldom feel insecure around others or alone.

25.

I have enough friends that I’m not compelled to be needy.

26.

I can easily put words to my feelings most of the time.

 

Your Score:

 

The lower your score, the more healthy and mature you are in your Emotions.  Could you make a list of FIVE emotions you are feeling right now?

Evaluation of my Emotional Maturity

List one emotion that you would like to work on: ______________

 

1.  Where do these emotions seem to be present the most? 

Watch for the situation, the people or the self-talk that seems to be present.  What are the common cycles, common ingredients for these situations?

Example:  “If feel rejected by my sister, my home group leader, my boss and my neighbour.  Wow!  They are all females who have control over my life.”   ——— > Are there any common ingredients?

2.  Acknowledge these emotions rather than try and explain them away, ignore them or blame others.  “I feel …….When you …. Would you……”

3.  What is the intensity of these emotions?  Find the right label for the level of the feelings gives us a handle on resolving them, to be dealt with in a healthy way.

4.  What do you plan to do with these emotions?  The best way is to find the source or beginnings.

Author’s Comments:

If you find healthy Emotional release is a problem area for you,

please seek component counselling help.

Susanne Fengler, Blog Author

www.totalwholeness.mentorsnotebook.com/blog

 

 

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