I get very confused about the two. How do you know which one you are doing?
Time, with routine journaling. If the emotion is changing over time, it’s usually okay for me. It’s when I’m describing the exact same thing, every day, then days turn into weeks, that….
basically deliberately feeling something else. It’s a way of practicing mindfulness (awareness of the present) of my emotional state,
Thanks @Sideways . These are helpful. I think I am doing these things. I suppose I need to build my patience....Even though it’s usually just a few brief moments, noticing when I’m having a moment where I’m feeling something else, other than that stuck emotion, can very often help get things moving emotionally for me. Not overnight, but definitely over the course of weeks.
This is a really interesting concept.but am i glancing or am i staring?
I also was numb for a long long time. Which is what causes me confusion now as I haven't learnt how to process emotions. And not having them for so long, I think I need to feel them as I never did. But then that seems to result in being stuck in them. Or fighting them. Or who knows what. Like what do 'normal' people do who learnt all this in childhood? Idk.I wish I could feel more. waiting for my feeling wheel to arrive then I am going to immerse myself in water coloring and printing my own. No,I am funny, and appear a normal person but do not feel and no one that knows me knows that. I am not a robot! My schnauzer knows I feel and he feels back.
Yeah, my T says that too.Your feelings can be linked to your thoughts
Yeah, how and what we think really does have a direct effect on how we feel. I think part of the trick is learning the connection AND identifying the thoughts to begin with.Change your perceptions and criteria and your feelings will follow.
Yep.So much of my being down is due to letting my feelings lead my thinking and then I am stuck in a vortex.
Thanks @whiteraven . I need to learn this more.Doesn't mean they won't be back, but you start to see that they really are temporary, like everything else. This is what mindfulness taught me.
And I so so so struggle with this. It all gets overwhelming for me quickly and then I am lost in feelings and can't figure out the thoughts and who the hell knows. I got to work on this more.Yeah, how and what we think really does have a direct effect on how we feel. I think part of the trick is learning the connection AND identifying the thoughts to begin with.