Ever have someone tell
you to get in touch with your feelings? Well sometimes
it can be hard to identify what's going on inside of
you. So, we found this cool list of feelings to help us
all get to the bottom of what's going inside of us.
Once a day print out the list
of feelings and hi-lite all the feelings you felt that
day. Do this each day for one week. Make sure you
go to our
pages too. They will help you get in touch with your
inner voice. Some of the tips deal with how to believe
in yourself. Other tips explore things like: why anger
is necessary; how to avoid complainers; and, how to
stop all the competition.
After one week if you see your
feelings getting happier stay on that path. If you
notice that your feelings are staying stuck or are sad
and depressed, tell a friend, a parent, a counselor ...
someone you can trust. Most of our friends and the
trusted adults we know have been through times of
sadness or despair. Hearing their advice on how they
overcame what we're going through can help a lot. If
you are like a lot of us, you may even feel like
you are totally alone in your pain and confusion.
But, in fact, millions of people go through tough times.
Getting through tough times really do make us stronger.
Getting through the tough times also enable us to be
able to help others who are going through it. We can
actually help our friends because we know what it feels
like to be in the sh*! and how great it feels to have
made it through.
It helps so much to reach out.
ADVICE: Don't let other people control how you
feel. You have the power within you to find joy and
happiness. It helps if you hang with friends who are
happy. Stay away from those that thrive on drama, anger
and acting out.
Ask yourself this question:
Do you want to be happy or is there something inside of
you that likes being sad?
If you want to be happy do things
that bring you joy. What brings
you joy? Email your advice for finding joy to:
We'll share your wisdom on with youth all over the