Self-Awareness is the Foundation for Emotional Intelligence

Written by Andrea Butler

Andrea manages all social media and content for Centrd Life. She is also a freelance content specialist & writer, and holds an MA in Political Communications. Originally from New York, she is currently enjoying life on the other side of the Atlantic.

18 Oct, 2020

Working with Centrd Life means you will be going on the journey to better your emotional health. This month, we’ll be showcasing a series of blogs that discuss the steps on that journey, and why they are essential and healing. The first step on the journey is self-awareness.

Self-awareness is the foundation for emotional intelligence. By being self-aware, we can understand, anticipate, and manage our emotions. Rather than responding impulsively, or repeating habits without understanding our motivations behind them, self-awareness allows us to understand the “why” behind the “what.” In terms of our relationship with food, self-awareness gives us the tools to unpack our emotions around eating. It allows us to understand the root causes of our emotions.  When eating a certain food makes us feel bad emotionally, it is not about the food itself, but about something much deeper.  Practising self-awareness allows us to dig to that deep place, and ultimately, begin the process of healing. 

xx,

Andrea

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