CHAPTER5

Getting in Tune with Your Emotions

In This Chapter

  • The role of emotions in anxiety problems
  • Discover the feelings underneath your worries
  • Evaluate your emotional intelligence
  • Better manage your emotions

How are you? It’s a common enough question, one we hear every day. But honestly, how do you feel? Feelings are, after all, a part of much of what we think about and do, so it’s an important question.

Ideally, our emotions are our teachers, telling us what’s important about our needs, our wants, and how the world around us is treating us. They can serve as a warning system when we need something. Even when they seem counterproductive—like ...

Get Overcoming Anxiety, Second Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.