Reflection Of Journaling And Emotions

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Throughout the experience of keeping an emotion journal I have come to a new perspective of myself and the way that I understand my emotions. I honestly didn’t feel that I would gain much from this project until day 2 after I wrote my second journal entry. On the 3rd day it became a fairly cathartic experience. Today is day 5 and I continue to journal for a few minutes at the end of each day. I have heard from successful people that journaling and written self-reflection at the beginning and end of the day is a necessity, and now I agree.
The way that I recognized my emotions was primarily through cognitive processes. Of course, after I recognized them, I began to remember the psychological stimuli and nonverbal behaviors that I experienced at the time. I began to notice my emotions in a more substantial way after going through the process of journaling and logging them. I feel that I have grown my ability to notice my emotions when they inhabit me, and a greater ability to understand exactly what emotions I am feeling. At times I found it immensely difficult to describe the exact emotion, furthermore, there were times in which no there were no specific emotion, just a plethora of emotions all at once. Whereas,
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Overall I feel satisfied with how I deal with my emotions, and at the end of the day, I look in the mirror with contentment and pride that I did my best, and if I acted poorly at times, I realize that I’ll find a superior way to deal with it the next time. The only situation that bothers me is when I act in a way that hurts other people, usually, as a result of not noticing that I let my emotions seize my self-control. However, this happens extremely rarely and I recognize the issue immediately after it happens, so I can adapt and improve myself. Honestly, I am not dissatisfied with my emotional actions, I just become a little more motivated to further understand

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