The days of the British ‘stiff upper lip’ are well and truly on the way out! Thank goodness most of us are accepting that it is OK to talk openly about our feelings. Whether we choose to talk to our closest friends, work colleagues or share all on social media, talking freely is openly acceptable.
Getting in touch what your emotions are trying to tell you is one of the more important elements to talking freely. Quite often we only know how to react to a situation and, depending on your interpretation of the event, you could be completely off key.
Getting in touch with what your emotions are telling you is the key to understanding what may need healing emotionally. Maybe you tend to overshare and then wonder why you did that, leading to shame, guilt and regret, but behind this behaviour, you feel a desperate need to connect with people or to be liked.
Getting in touch what lies underneath your emotions will be the turning point in your personal growth. If you are not happy with certain areas of your life, relationships, career or life itself, start by observing the way you express yourself emotionally.
Here are some questions to consider. If you answer “Yes” to 4 or more, you may benefit from a coaching session:
• Do you tend overreact then think later? YES/NO
• Do you get emotionally triggered by work colleagues, family members or friends? YES/NO
• Do people “push your buttons” easily? YES/NO
• Do you tend to criticise and judge yourself too often? YES/NO
• Do you feel anxious in social situations? YES/NO
• Do you feel inadequate in work situations? YES/NO
• Do you experience low self-worth in relationships? YES/NO
If you answered “Yes” to most or all of the above, then it’s likely you would benefit from a one-to-one coaching session with me. I would love to help you understand your emotions and learn how to express yourself more effectively. www.annemarielifecoach.com/contact/ >>
Read what a client had to say:
‘I first went to see Anne-Marie about 6 months ago. My confidence and self-esteem were low. Keeping eye-contact for any length of time I found challenging, and I’d fidget to distract myself. About three sessions later, I had learnt new skills which I could use to help my confidence when I needed to. I felt a lot better knowing I had built a support system for myself to help me deal with my anxiety, rather than running away from it, which had always seemed like the easiest thing to do. I kept food and mood diaries that I talked through with Anne-Marie which helped me to understand the things I needed to work through. I am continuing this journey today and soon I will be on my last session. I have changed a lot since meeting Anne-Marie and, although I currently still face old challenges, I’ve learnt skills that help me to deal with them more effectively than I have in the past. For me, life coaching has been beneficial in the long term, as well as short term. My confidence has improved greatly and I now want to go back into full-time work, which I haven’t felt able to do for 2 years. I’m proud of what I have achieved in the past few months and I’m thankful to Anne-Marie for all her guidance and support.’ Miss H.C