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Practice Identifying Your Feelings

Practice Identifying Your Feelings

When you know what your feelings are, they're not scary anymore.

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... in the practical ways:

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At least with yourself.  

Just because you can't always speak your entire truth does not mean that you don't have to consciously acknowledge what it is.

Know what you'd do in the event of a breakup, a job loss, the freaking apocalypse. 

Have a savings account, an escape already planned. 

Once you know where it began, you can realize that you perhaps adopted the wrong idea about yourself based on what you thought was true in the moment.

If you struggle with low self-esteem, for example, imagine the first time you felt ashamed of yourself. Think about what made you feel that ...

You won't start a war to saying: "I don't appreciate you speaking about me in this way," but you will reinforce a kind of self-empowerment that most people never develop in the first place.

If you are in pain in any way or something makes you uncomfortable, that means something is not right. Figure out why.

That "something" could be a choice to change your life but most often, it's a shift in how you see yourself and what you focus on most.

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