Wednesday, June 13, 2007

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emotional scale It's 10 o'clock - do you know where your feelings are? Throughout the day, would you be able to guess with fairly high accuracy what your emotional range has been from hour to hour, moment to moment? Where would you estimate you spend your emotional currency in this grid? I thought so. If you're like me, you might be a bit surprised to discover in which clusters of feelings you are actually spending most of your waking hours. And if reaching and dabbling and shining's purpose is to feel good, most of the time, about most things, well, some of us have some work to do. I know I did. When I discovered that I was dipping down into the lower half of the scale more often than I thought I was, that was an eye-opener. I realized that my efforts to move toward the upper registers by reaching for what resonates probably weren't going to be as successful as they might be if I weren't self-sabotaging with emotional cement weights. Ah, but awareness is your friend in being able to orchestrate change. And when resistance roars in and tells you that it's stupid to do this exercise, you'll know you're on the right track. Print out the pdf version of this chart several times and put them in places you'll come across them naturally throughout your day. If you don't have a color printer, you can color in the wavy lines yourself if you want. Or determine some tracking method that works for you, and use it to indicate what you are feeling and when. Draw a grid over the wavy lines to represent your day by the hour. Or just write down what time it is when you come across each sheet and circle where you are at...

Deb Schanilec

Connected and Committed relationship transformation strategist.

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