When you observe and describe your internal experience, you do not interpret or guess or make assumptions.
You would say, “I feel angry and it started yesterday after my friend cancelled lunch.
To be present also means to ground yourself and not dissociate, daydream, suppress or numb your emotions. Feeling the pain of sadness, hurt, and fear is challenging and difficult.Validating yourself will help you accept and better understand yourself, which leads to a stronger identity and better skills at managing intense emotions. Notice that mindfulness and self-validation go hand in hand.Being mindful of the thoughts you are having and the feelings you are experiencing is necessary before you can validate that internal experience. These levels can also be applied to self-validation.You'll also miss out on important information about who you are as a person.Validating your thoughts and emotions will help you calm yourself and manage your emotions more effectively. How do you apply the six levels of validation to self-validation?