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How to put words to what I feel

Only a few years ago I sat across someone who cared about me. Desperately, they looked me in the eye and said, “You don’t let me in. I never know what’s really going on with you.”
 
I looked down immediately. It was true. And I hated that truth. 
 
Although being closed off kept me from getting hurt, it also kept me from getting close — and I wanted that.
 
I was stuck in my ability to communicate what was going on inside of me in a way that felt safe.
 
Confusion was constant. Stuffing down my frustrations and needs was a default simply because I didn’t have words for what I was feeling – yet.
 

There was no awareness for any emotion besides mad, sad, happy, excited.

These words used to be the extent of my vocabulary around emotion. The only words I ever reached for to describe my state.

I didn’t know I was missing out on the interplay between knowing how I was feeling and having words for how I was feeling.

Equipping yourself with new “feeling words” begs you to lay down the easy grab-n-go defaults like: happy, sad, mad, excited, pissed, overwhelmed, bad.

But it also opens you to pick up new words that describe your experience way better than your typical words ever could. You know the relief that washes over you when someone describes exactly what you’re feeling? That’s the gift you give yourself by learning more feeling words.

A really simple way to get started is by downloading a feeling’s wheel. It allows you to start with an emotion you’re already familiar with like anger and then it breaks that into a few variations or sub feelings of that word.

The first time I saw a feeling’s wheel I thought, “hmm, nice, I have some more words to go off of… now what?”

Well first:

  • Choose a few words from the wheel you resonate with and weave them into conversations
  • Say them out loud to yourself
  • Start noticing how other people describe their experiences. 
  • Don’t be afraid to google what something means so you understand it for yourself!

 

Then, inside, A Starters Guide: Putting words to what you feel, you’ll find your answer to what’s next once you’re familiar with more feeling words. In the guide, I walk you through a simple 5-step process that takes you from “What is going on with me??” ⏭️ Practical steps forward with your newfound clarity.

We’ll focus on three simple processes that allow you to begin to understand what you feel and learn to communicate the process.

Friend, maybe you’re where I was. You can’t seem to get close to people in the way you desire.
Hear this: it’s possible for you. I’ll believe that for you even when you don’t.
You want rich relationships and to understand what’s going on inside you. Get started now 👇🏽
 
Click here to download your feeling’s wheel and begin to put words to what you feel!

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