The first step in reclaiming your life is to re-connect with your emotions. In recovery work, we call this Emotional Awareness.
Now, for some of us, this can be a little tricky because we don’t know what to call the emotion we are experiencing. We were probably never taught feeling words or how to communicate with them. We never became fluent in the language of Emotion. Sure, we may have picked up a few words here and there, but talking about our feelings is like trying to have a conversation in Spanish when the only Spanish words we know are taco, enchilada, and burrito.
Learning a new language is challenging, but it’s not impossible.
–Melissa Haas, Emotions 101