Many of us say things like: “I feel like person was rude”, which makes it seem as if “that person was rude” is a feeling.
But a feeling is an emotion that presents itself as a physical sensation in your body, which is not the same as a thought (or idea).
Perhaps the thought “this person was rude” causes a feeling of anger or sadness, but “rude” isn’t a feeling per se.
Now why should we be so picky about this distinction?
Well, because both thoughts and feelings give you important – but slightly different – information about your needs and preferences as a human.
And also: because understanding your emotional life (even the small semantic details like this) is key for achieving any goal whether that is running your 5K, going after a promotion or starting a business.
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You will also learn:
- How do thoughts and feelings influence each other
- How to become better at naming your emotions
- What type of journaling is my favorite for busy minds
- BONUS: I also added a worksheet to help you summarize these concepts and give you some tips to get better at this.