Words Reflecting “Upset” Feelings
(c) Judy Helm Wright http://www.judyhwright.com
We all need to understand that there are varying degrees of upset feelings that can be expressed in ways that make communication easier. It is empowering to be able to name your feelings. When you can accurately describe how you feel, then others can assist you in finding solutions.
We reflect upset feelings with words and non-verbal communication. We may cross our arms to protect our heart. We may get tears in our eyes, or look down or away when our feelings are hurt.
We can also use words to express how we are experiencing these upset feelings.
Here are some examples of feelings you would experience when your needs are not being me. You would try to put into verbal words that would reflect how you were feeling both physically and emotionally at the time.
All of these words are adjectives that could follow “I feel…….”
- hated or hateful
- left out
- put down
Feelings Are a Normal Part of Life
Upset emotions and feelings are a part of daily life and normal living. It is impossible to stop having upset or negative feelings, but it is possible to change how you look at experiences and unpleasant encounters in your life.
Upset feelings can immobilize us and keep us buried in negative thought patterns. Negative thought patterns and upset feelings will create problems for the rest of our lives, unless they are dealt with in a mature and reflective way. Being in charge of our emotions makes them work for us, instead of against us.
By acknowledging our feelings, we can then allow others to correct any misunderstandings if they wish or to offer further information to help us understand. If we do not share upset feelings, others have no way of communicating what they really meant or of helping us resolve issues.
- Can you recognize the varying degrees of emotions involved in day-to-day life?
- When you are upset do you just say “I am mad” or do you try to determine exactly how you feel?
- When you have upset feelings do you blame others or do you accept responsibility for the way you feel?
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