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What Undepresses Me

S. Hein

- Doing exactly what I want/need to do for as long as I want/need to do it Till I am satisfied.

- Sleeping. As long as I want/need. When I want/need.

- Doing something creative.

- When someone comes over to visit. (Assuming it is the right person - not someone who gives me advice, judges me, interrupts me, bosses me around etc.)

- When someone wants to spend time with me.

- When someone shows they care about me. (without trying to control or change me in any way)

- When I feel understood by someone.

- When I feel empathized with.

- When someone shows they want to learn from me. (This helps me feel valued)

- When someone shows appreciation for something I have done or written.

- When someone tells me how they have applied some of my ideas in their own life.

- When someone helps me feel valued, needed, important.

- When someone asks me what they can do to help me, and then does what I suggest or request.

- When I talk to a sensitive, intelligent, rebellious teenager.

- When I feel in control of my life or some aspect of it.

- Having a stimulating conversation with someone.

- Feeling encouraged by someone, or admired by someone.

- Hearing "I feel inspired by you."

- Hearing how someone feels when they use what I call feeling words,, in a way that I call emotionally literate.

- When someone listens to me, really listens, the kind of listening I write about.

 

S. Hein
Jan 26, 2015

Update Nov 27, 2015

- Feeling trusted. For exaple, when someone I stay with on Couchsurfing gives me a key to their home.

- Feeling welcomed.

- Feeling encouraged.For example, now I feel encouraged because Tim has been helping me, Radovan has been helping, someone in Argeintina might help me translate my writing to Spanish, and a family in Uruguay that has a new alternative school is letting me stay with them - via couchsurfing

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