An incredible tool to address our feelings, this wheel is not a new concept, but has been life changing for my husband and I.
I urge anyone who is a long time sufferer of shoving away feelings, like myself and my boo, to be brave and get in touch with them.
We do not excuse sinful behaviors, but the inability to deal with our feelings in a healthy way, can send us into a vicious and addictive pattern that could destroy us. The why behind the what, can give you the power to make a choice and own that choice.
How does it work?
1. Identify WHAT you're feeling.
2. Identify WHY you're feeling that way.
3. Decide what you're going to DO about it.
4. TALK about it.
The counselor had my husband write out his feelings three times per day. While that seems like a lot, it doesn't have to be long winded, and you already have your phone in hand, so pull up your notes app.
Instead of living on autopilot, being in tune with who you are and what you're feeling, gives you the opportunity to be vulnerable with God, with your spouse, and with yourself.
So. Let's play a game...
How are you feeling?