How Am I Feeling Today?
Written by: Written by: EVELIA SAUCEDO, MA
Identifying how we feel can sometimes be a challenge. Many times, we become so caught up with other surrounding tasks and the challenges in our lives, that we forget about ourselves. Our wellbeing is very important, as it can provide us with the ability to accomplish things and/or function properly.
A lot of the times, we are on the go, with very little time stop. Other times, going through life barely making it through the day. We feel tired, we know it is tough, however, we may not stop to reflect on our own needs; especially when we focus on others.
It is important to take a moment and start to care about yourself, your needs. Take a moment from your day and reflect. A reflection does not have to take hours or days. A reflection can start with a simple question, “how am I feeling today?”
If you are feeling tired, sad, angry, stressed, anxious, tired, ill, depressed, etc., then acknowledge it. Take a minute, scan your emotions, your feelings, your body and identify your difficulty. Once you have identified how you are feeling and acknowledge, implement self-care. Take a moment to deep breathe, write on your journal, call someone, go for a walk, implement coping strategy. Sometimes we need someone to validate us and that someone can be you. Self-validation makes a difference.
Written by: EVELIA SAUCEDO, MA, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 101900. Supervised by Dr. Joselyn Josephine Ayala-Encalada Psy.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 96987