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Emotional Evolution: 35 Signs You’re Becoming More Mature

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Evolution is the very essence of nature. And just like nature, every aspect of our being evolves gradually with age and experience. However, most important is perhaps our emotional evolution which aids in our self-discovery, self-awareness, and self-development. 

What is emotional evolution? 

When we are emotionally evolved, we feel we are in better control of our emotions. We understand who we are as an individual, what we want, and what we are capable of. We take responsibility for ourselves and learn to stay calm in chaos. We know how to deal with stress even though we may feel drained and exhausted. Emotional evolution helps us to manage our emotions consistently regardless of the situation.

It is more of a process that teaches us how to navigate through the wide range of emotions we experience as human beings, going through the ups and downs of life. It helps us understand how we feel about ourselves and those around us. It is crucial that we evolve emotionally so that we learn to let go of our negative emotions and make the best use of your strengths and resources.

Related: 5 Traits of an Emotionally Mature Person

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Emotional Evolution: 35 Signs You're Becoming More Mature

Emotional evolution helps us to be more positive and develop a fulfilling life by cultivating lasting and meaningful relationships. It makes us mentally flexible and more accepting of failures and rejections. It makes us more empathic and reach a new level of self-understanding.

However, we need to realize that we are always learning and evolving emotionally. Emotional evolution is more of a journey than a destination that we need to reach. And it is only with awareness can we truly evolve.

Signs you are emotionally evolving 

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Emotional Evolution: 35 Signs You're Becoming More Mature

Are you emotionally evolving? Have you changed as a human being over the past few years? There are certain traits of emotionally evolved people that make them stand out from the others. Here is a quick emotional evolution checklist that will help you understand yourself better – 

1. You understand yourself better

You are aware of your own strengths and weaknesses and have found peace in being imperfect. The evolution of emotions has helped you gain a clearer understanding of your self-identity, even though you continue to learn more new things about yourself each passing day. Regardless, you know who you are and have a clear sense of what your purpose in life is. As you have matured emotionally, you have understood that you can’t make everyone happy. Someone will always be displeased with you and that is okay. You realize that you don’t need validation and reassurance from others, but only from yourself.

You know that even though you’re flawed, you are good enough to deserve love and happiness. You realize that you are above your thoughts or appearance, and it is only your awareness of yourself and the world is what truly matters.

Related: 6 Ways to Practice Self Curiosity and Become More Self Aware

2. You know when to let go

One of the best things about the evolution of human emotions is that it teaches us exactly what we need. Instead of holding on to unrealistic expectations, grudges, negative emotions, people and things that don’t serve you any longer, you have learnt to let go and accept life as it is. You have realized that holding on to things unnecessarily keeps you trapped in a negative space where you’re filled with stress, anxiety and suffering. 

But when you start to let go of your negative emotions and accept them as a natural part of your being, without judging them, you can feel liberated. Using your emotions as an instrument of self-development is one of the basic signs you are emotionally evolving.

3. You are more empathetic

Emotional Evolution: 35 Signs You're Becoming More Mature
Emotional Evolution: 35 Signs You're Becoming More Mature

You have learned to gain new and different perspectives. Instead of looking at things from a particular perspective or judging others from only your own experiences, you can understand and relate with how others see the world and how they feel in a particular situation. You realize that no one is perfect and everyone is trying to do their best to survive. There is no right or wrong. There is no black and white. All of us are just trying to do what we think is right based on our morals, beliefs and values.

Instead of blaming others, you try to understand their point of view, and if needed, you change your stance on things. Being able to understand different perspectives allows you to see the bigger picture and realize how everyone and everything is connected. Your ability to understand others’ opinions is a crucial sign of emotional evolution. 

Related: Empathy Vs Sympathy: How To Practice True Empathy

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Theo Harrison

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