But there can be times when you can emotions simmering within your body that you might not even be conscious of right now. When you practice mindfulness, you have an awareness of what’s going on within your body emotionally that you wouldn’t otherwise have.
For example, sometimes people will have a lot of anger. They may even react to simple situations with an irritability or anger that seems misplaced. By engaging in mindfulness, someone who struggles with thinking they have anger could find that what they’re actually feeling is grief.
Once they understand and identify the root of the emotion through the use of mindfulness, they can gain control of that anger. When you’re aware of your emotions, you can change it.
Mindfulness can help you become conscious of your thoughts by focusing on your thoughts and feelings as they are currently. You’ll be able to see if you’ve been fueling your subconscious with negative self talk that leave you uneasy, but you can’t quite put your finger on what’s going on with you emotionally.
By using mindfulness to clue in to your emotions, you’ll be able to more easily recognize them when you feel them. This will help you grasp why you may have an upward or downward turn in emotions.
This can be especially helpful for people who can’t understand why they just don’t feel right. They have an intuition that something’s going on with themselves but they can’t pinpoint it and mindfulness can help with that.
Mindfulness will allow you to focus on the inner self and bring what it is you’re not conscious of to the surface. For example, you may have a sense of unease that you didn’t even realize was rooted in fear.
Once you establish that and recognize it, you’re able to call it what it is. When you go through your day to day living, you can gather up outside stimuli to your emotions. But you don’t grasp how something or someone made you feel until you practice mindfulness.
By not knowing what you’re feeling, you can react to something and not really know the why behind your actions. You only know that something that happened or something someone did or said elicited you to speak quickly in response, almost like you had the answer waiting.
As you go through exercises that help you identify what you’re feeling and bring the emotions to the conscious level, you can change the way that you think or respond automatically to something.
When you become conscious of what you’re feeling, it can help you learn to see things from a different perspective and sometimes, a better perspective.