Published: Sep 20, 2023
Written by: Kelsey

Reflections on Emotional Self-Assessment: Lessons from My Path

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Self-awareness is a profound compass, often guiding us through the labyrinth of life. My path has been accentuated by the complexities of living with a chronic illness. It led me to discover the transformative power of emotional self-assessment, reshaping my experiences and interactions.

The Catalyst for Change:

When Emotions Beckon for Understanding

On a day that now seems both distant and vivid, I grappled with an intense physical and emotional flare-up. Every joint ached, and my spirits felt crushed under despair. I had difficulty getting through a conversation without crying; that was my body screaming to take notice! and do it now… It wasn’t the physical pain but the emotional cascade that made me pause and question: “How am I truly feeling? And why?” This wasn’t just about the flare-up; it mirrored a more considerable sentiment, an urgent nudge to introspect my emotional well-being.

The Tools I Used:

Navigating My Emotional Atlas

My pursuit led me to an array of resources. A non-profit recovery center that helped me gain insights into understanding and navigating my emotional complexities. Therapeutic sessions became safe spaces to explore, understand, and heal. Mobile apps like “Calm” and a yoga program became my daily check-ins, encouraging me to gauge and record my emotional states.

Trials, Errors, and Eureka Moments:

The Odyssey of Discovery

Only some techniques or tools were an immediate fit. Some felt too clinical, others too abstract. But this trial and error were invaluable. It emphasized that emotional self-assessment isn’t a one-size-fits-all. I recall ditching a highly recommended app because it didn’t “click” with me. In contrast, therapeutic art, which I stumbled upon serendipitously, became a therapeutic anchor. Finding what resonates with your soul is crucial, ensuring the journey is authentic.

The Impact on Daily Life:

Emotions in Everyday Decisions

With a refined sense of self-awareness, the world seemed different. I began perceiving situations not as isolated events but as emotional stimuli. Conversations with loved ones became more profound, where I could express with clarity and understand with empathy. During emotionally charged times, I learned to pause, reflect, and proceed, making decisions honoring my emotional and physical well-being.

The odyssey of emotional self-assessment isn’t a destination but a continuous journey. It’s about evolving, learning, and nurturing oneself. While the path is personal, remember you’re not walking it alone. The Beautifully Broken community stands beside you, offering support, understanding, and a shared experience. So, as you embark on this transformative journey, know there’s a tribe cheering for you, understanding your struggles, and celebrating your revelations.

I am wishing for you the clarity and joy that self-reflection brings.

Chat soon,

Kels

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Written by Kelsey Bornyk

My name is Kelsey Bornyk, and I am an artist, creator, chronic illness warrior, and coach who helps:

Guide female entrepreneurs to create calm, clarity and success in their business.

Transform challenges, break through barriers, and step into your power.

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