Inner Growth Word of the Day: Emotional
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 1 : of or relating to emotion.
Emotional in a sentence: The emotional situations that you go through come with lessons that you take with you for the rest of your life.
Emotional in action: When you get a feeling regarding something that happened or something that someone said, it could be sadness or joy, that is emotional.
Emotional and inner growth: Anything you explore that brings about an emotional response leads to inner growth because that emotional response is connected to a deeper you, your questions, answers, unconscious fears, and so on. As you explore your feelings you get to know more about you and through awareness you bring growth, transformation, and full understanding.
Emotional and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What are some things that make me extremely emotional? When was the first time I recall having an emotional reaction to something or someone? What exactly happened? What do I consider an emotional situation to involve? How have my emotional experiences affected my life? How do my emotional experiences vary between them? What major lesson have I learned from something emotional that has happened recently?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with emotional at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. From this list think of a past emotional experience that still sticks with you very vividly today. Write about this experience and why it stands out so much from the others. Use the words from your list to write about it.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about emotional situations and pay close attention to what emotions are strongest in how you perceive them. As you do this, notice the flow in them too, do they settle and group in areas or maybe it’s more like warm feelings in different spots of your body; whatever you perceive, focus on the flow and visualize a continuous one. When you’re ready allow thoughts to come in and focus on one of the thoughts at a time, starting with the one that stands out the most in how it makes you feel.
Your turn – Share your emotional sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂