Most of us have experienced jealousy to some degree, as it is a natural human emotion that acts as an internal experience impacted by our external environment. Jealously can either harm or protect a relationship based on your behavior, so it is important to understand how it works and where it stems from in order to best deal with it and make decisions for your own life.
Today I break down jealousy into three main contextual categories so you can best understand why you are feeling the way that you do, and what you can do to help solve your internal struggle. We look at physical changes that occur in the body during times of separation, which parts of the brain and hormones are responsible for triggering your aggression, and how to best listen to what your body is asking for.
It is important to listen to your body and let it act as a guide for what suits you best. By being aware of your triggers and emotional boundaries, you can handle this emotion with grace and pride often not associated with jealousy, and ultimately, better health and well being. How do you feel about jealousy and how it affects you physically and emotionally? Let me know in the comments!
In This Episode
- The three factors that create a perfect storm for jealousy
- Experiencing jealousy as a mental emotion and a physiological reaction
- Listening to your bodily clues to help you deal with separation
- Specific hormones that regulate your internal association with jealousy
- Physiological and chemical responses to jealousy that trigger behavior
“If you’re in a relationship and you care about or value certain aspects, you may end up experiencing jealousy if something or someone threatens that relationship, even if it’s unintentional.” (4:06)
“[Jealousy] can also protect you, it can be a way for you to reassess your relationship and see what needs to be changed” (8:04)
“Some of these ugly emotions like jealousy are really your body’s way and your body-mind way to protect you and keep you safe.” (10:52)
“Understanding your personal history, your relationship style, your personality, and knowing your triggers can help you handle jealousy in a healthy way” (15:36)