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February Feelings – Unhappy

February 21, 2016 | Comments Off on February Feelings – Unhappy

February Feelings - Unhappy - #NVC

Hi there! Means the world that you’re reading my latest February Feelings post. Drawing a random GROK card upon waking has become routine. I’ll likely continue exploring feelings this way after this project ends. It’s a nice way to become more thoughtful about my emotional vocabulary. Anyway, let’s dive in-

Today I drew the Unhappy card.

February Feelings - Unhappy - #NVC

The dictionary defines unhappy as not satisfied; displeased or discontented. When I feel unhappy, I might gaze out the window, with a sense of being weighted down. Unhappy is different than sad, though the differences are subtle. Why is it important to spread emotions out on a table? Do we really need all these words? I think so. Naming precise emotions saves me from tumultuous emoting and harmful behavior. Expressing myself clearly allows me to know my needs and ask for help.

The urge to shake off unhappiness can be strong, but it’s okay to pause, allowing this feeling to visit. By doing so, we’ll increase our tolerance of discomfort, and that’s a good thing. Here’s a mantra-

I notice I’m feeling unhappy. It’s uncomfortable. I’ll pause here, and take a deep breath.

Thank you for reading. Take care. <3

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