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Learning to acknowledge your feelings can be a process. Often it can seem easier to repress feelings.

However, when we repress our emotions, they can still impact our daily lives. If you struggle to acknowledge your feelings, reach out to a mental health care professional for support.

As you work towards acknowledging your feelings, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Learn Your Triggers 

Learn what triggers you. What is happening when you want to repress your feelings? Are other people involved?

If there is a specific reason that you repress your feelings, knowing what that reason is could be essential and would make it easier for you to acknowledge what you are feeling in the moment.

Acknowledge All Your Emotions 

Try to acknowledge all of your feelings as they happen. Mental health is often complex. In any given situation, you probably have many emotions and reactions to sift through.

If you are used to repressing your feelings, it may feel overwhelming when you begin to acknowledge them. Lean on your support system. It will start to be easier to recognize and understand your emotions as you practice doing so.

Practice Healthy Responses 

Practicing healthy responses is a significant part of recovery. We all need to learn what to do in certain situations.

Repressing your feelings is not going to be beneficial in recovery or in maintaining your overall well-being. If you notice yourself repressing your feelings, you can learn skills and tools to acknowledge them and work through the situation in a healthier manner.

Create an Action Plan 

Create an action plan you can follow when you begin to repress your feelings. Think through steps you can follow that will help you work through situations that you encounter. Work with a mental health professional to create an action plan that works for you.

Repressing feelings can directly impact your mental health and overall well-being. When you repress your emotions, it can quickly impact relationships and stifle growth. Acknowledging your feelings can be challenging. Always try to recognize your feelings in the moment. Learning your triggers and creating an action plan will help you as well. Learning new thought processes can be difficult. Here at The Guest House, we are ready to help you gain the skills and tools necessary to meet your goals. Call us today to learn more about our treatment options and how we can support you at (855) 483-7800