Our emotional needs are met when we feel loved, valued, feel safe, feel we have control and feel we have a purpose. As a child living with a disability, I was aware of just how important it was for me to have my emotional needs met.
When they’re not met, we may become vulnerable to emotional issues and addictive behaviours. Ignoring our feelings means our discomfort will increase and that will dominate our attention, until we feel compelled to act.
We must be aware of how we feel. Our emotional needs are met when we are in tune with what we feel and think. We must continue to work at feeling happy and confident.
Without our lives having meaning, we will feel less motivated, and that invites anxiety, emotional distress, depression and other addictions through the back door.
Neglecting our psychological needs will always result in us feeling emotionally and psychologically drained. A feeling that is designed to make us sit up and take action, for us to create satisfaction and for us to find contentment in ourselves.
We must resist the temptation of moving away from our basic needs to be replaced with us wanting more of the material kind. We overlook the importance of mindfulness, the connection between the mind, body and soul.
Emotional feedback very much depends on what we’re getting back. Seeing to our emotional needs is important even more important through these difficult ‘Corona’ times and must not be ignored.