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#DareToBe Tweet Chat – Session: 050316

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016 the #DareToBe Tweetchat hosted by Andrea Sanchez (@asanchez16) took place.
The #DareToBe topic was EMOTIONS

The following are Andrea’s ten questions and my answers.

Q1: What are emotions? #DareToBe
A1. Emotions are what we use to express (verbally and visually) how we are feeling #DareToBe

Q2: Is there a difference between emotions and feelings? Explain. #DareToBe
A2. emotions are using a state of mind while feelings are more tangible (i.e., bodily reactions such as I feel sick) #DareToBe

Q3: What emotion describes your day so far today? Did you choose to express it? Explain your choice. #DareToBe
A3. Happy. It was a great business day. Starting a new project w/ new client #DareToBe

Q4: Emotions that are not released can cause _________________. #DareToBe
A4. Emotions that are not released can cause physical problems due to the unreleased tension & stress. #DareToBe

Q5: Give a tip on how someone can better identify (rather than bury) their emotions. #DareToBe
A5. Journal: write down the situation especially the cause, how it made them feel, and proposed resolution #DareToBe

Q6: You cannot change or control your emotions. True or False? Explain. #DareToBe
A6. False: You can change and control your emotions. It can be a long journey for some but it can be done #DareToBe

Q7: How do you validate whether a certain emotion is necessary or unnecessary? #DareToBe
A7. All emotions are necessary (they are who we are). The thing is which ones are the one we should pay more attention to #DareToBe

Q8: __________________ affects emotions. #DareToBe
A8. Living affects emotions. Without living how will we know when to be sad, and most importantly when to love? #DareToBe

Q9: What are some actions people partake in to avoid feeling their emotions? #DareToBe
A9. They can avoid being around others that cause them to feel bad. #DareToBe

Q10: It takes a lot of energy to bury emotions and keep them buried. How can we help people realize it’s ok to “feel?” 🙂 #DareToBe
A10. Empathize but never sympathize. Let them know you care and are there for them (even if just to listen) #DareToBe

Q11: Tomorrow I will dare to better understand emotions by ________________. #DareToBe
A11. Tomorrow I will dare to better understand emotions by listening to myself, pause then act instead of just reacting. #DareToBe

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