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The Importance of Building Emotional Awareness

Updated: Dec 11, 2022

Did you know child emotions and child emotional health is an important part of their overall health? When you are stressed, anxious, or bothered, your body can become affected. People that are emotionally healthy have control of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They are able to face changes in life and maintain a positive outlook when encountering problems.

A “healthy lifestyle” does not just mean a balanced diet. The importance of regular physical activity, sleep routines, and working on mental health are all vital.

It is important children and teens learn how to express emotions. This correlates with their social emotional wellbeing. How a child feels determines if they will be able to relate to other children as children build relationships during their youth. It is the parent or guardian’s responsibility to understand the emotional needs of a child and the child’s mental state. When we spend quality time with family, we learn more about our children and how to connect with them, creating a strong emotional unit that will build a child’s self-esteem.

Ultimately, an individual with higher self-esteem is more likely to practice physical activity and sports. This leads them to a better headspace, which greatly contributes to a healthy sleep cycle and normal eating habits. Additionally, what we eat can influence our emotions, our daily physical activity, and our quality of sleep- which form a foundation that maintains our emotional well-being.

If you got a message growing up that strong emotions were bad or a sign of weakness? Or that having painful emotions meant you weren’t focusing enough on your blessings or that you were being self-indulgent? Perhaps you learned to put on a mask and deny what’s really going on inside, or you learned to cope by numbing, zoning out, or engaging in addictive behaviors. Not dealing with emotions doesn’t make them go away. It just ensures they’re going to come out sideways or get directed inwardly. Emotional healing can mean freedom.

Strong emotions can end up interfering with our ability to see ourselves and our situations clearly and can cause problems in our relationships. What happens on the inside when we don’t engage in a process of emotional healing? This can look like this:

  • Feelings of helplessness or powerlessness

  • Feelings of bitterness and anger

  • Strong reactions to minor incidents

  • Being flooded with emotions out of the blue

  • Negative views of yourself

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It's a 7- day mini series- called Worthy- it was designed to help you reconnect to your authentic self. Building emotional awareness is a skill, but as you practice it daily, you’ll slowly get better at it. Merely acknowledging and naming your feelings soothes the reactive part of the brain and helps you function better. It can improve your decision-making, empathy for others, and ability to learn and grow. Let me show you how!

Best Regards,

Dr. Nikki LeToya White

Help Developing A Plan For Self Care

Do you want help developing a self care plan that works for your own busy schedule? Do you want accountability implementing a self care plan? If you or someone you love is struggling to maintain optimal mental and emotional health, consider reaching out to Spiced Life Conversation Art Wellness Studio and Botanica. We are a Metro Atlanta, Conyers Georgia area. We are a coaching and counseling practice with empathetic, skilled counselors and recovery coaches who can help you set goals, develop a self care routine and move forward to build a more fulfilling life. Our team would be happy to work with you either just for a couple of sessions to develop and implement a Self Care plan or longer term to work toward overall better mental health within our membership site or other programs.

About The Author:

Dr. Nikki LeToya White MSEd-TL, Ph.D. RHN is the founder, director and a full time board certified trauma-informed nutritionist, folk herbalist, and wellness consultant at Spiced Life Conversation Art Wellness Studio and Botanica. She created Spiced Life Conversation, LLC

Art Wellness Studio and Botanica to provide the Metro Atlanta area with a counseling and coaching services where clients are carefully matched with the right program for healing abandonment and childhood emotional neglect trauma that cause codependency, emotional eating, financial stress, and imposter syndrome as it relates to fear of success and being abandon. We help you begin your emotional healing journey with ease. Recently, we have expanded to include online membership site so we now provide support to people living all over the world. All of our recovery coaches provide at least one evidence based treatment to assist in your recovery. Dr. White is a big proponent of self care and helping people live a fulfilling life! She has been in full remission with both codependency and emotional binge eating disorder since 2016. In live a life in recovery from sugar addiction. Loving her low sugar balance lifestyle.


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