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Emotional Self-Awareness:
First step toward wellness

One small step that can make a big difference in your health and well-being is to get acquainted with your emotional self. Those who can't recognize their true feelings often seek ways to cover them up, such as food, alcohol or other drugs, unhealthy relationships or compulsive work - anything that distracts them from facing their problems squarely.

Your feelings can offer feedback, alerting you when something is in need of attention. Learn to acknowledge your emotions. But rather than dwell on your feelings, you can take an active approach ... Write a letter to yourself about your troubles. Talk about your feelings. Express them when appropriate. Then move on.

With increased self-awareness comes self-appreciation and inner strength that can help you gain personal control. And that's a big step toward living well!

SOURCE: WELLNESS: Small Changes You Can Use to Make a Big Difference, by Travis and Ryan

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