How to Get Better at Expressing Emotions
Are you curious? Hopeful that you'll learn something about yourself? Bored because this is something you have to do for school and you're not really into it — or happy because it's a school project you enjoy? Perhaps you're distracted by something else, like feeling excited about your weekend plans or sad because you just went through a breakup. Emotions like these are part of human nature. They give us information about what we're experiencing and help us know how to react. We sense our emotions from the time we're babies. Infants and young children react to their emotions with facial expressions or with actions like laughing, cuddling, or crying. They feel and show emotions, but they don't yet have the ability to name the emotion or say why they feel that way.
How to Put Feelings Into Words Custom If you are not someone who is used to expressing feelings, this may feel awkward at first. Practicing it in small steps will accomplish it easier. For example, start as a result of saying out loud, I feel annoyed, or I feel sad. Thoughts vs. Mood It's important not to baffle feelings with your mood or thoughts. Feelings come and go and adjust quickly, while a mood is a sustained period of an emotional affirm. Feelings convey our emotions and are said to come from the affection while thoughts occur in our brains and convey what we are accepted wisdom as well as our beliefs.
Chat About Your Feelings How many feelings can you name? Happy, sad, scared? That's a good start. Can you name some more? How about bouncy, joyful, calm? Mad, upset, worried. Baffled, lonely, nervous. Grateful, glad, cozy.