Dec. 2020 Part IV: STEAR Emotional Framework

emotional framework

Dec. 2020: How to Feel Better

Starting September 2020, I will be writing a monthly series around different topic. The goal is to walk you through a weekly process to help alleviate concerns surrounding the topic of the month. December’s theme is how to feel better, and this week you will learn how to apply an emotional framework to help manage your life.

Belief Systems

Part III was critical to wrapping up this series. You learned that it is important to separate out the facts in the external world from your self-talk, i.e., fiction. Remember, just because you believe something to be true, doesn’t mean it is!

When you can separate out the external facts from your narrative, or self-talk, only then can you take a look at your beliefs. Thus, you can decide which beliefs are helpful and which are not. Once you decide which of those beliefs are holding you back or causing self-destruction, you can work to change them.

But, how do you know which beliefs are holding you back? How do you decipher between differing thoughts and their consequences? That is where the STEAR emotional framework comes in handy!

STEAR Emotional Framework

The framework works as such. Your thoughts generate energy (or emotions), your energy fuels your actions, and your actions create reality:

Situation: objective, neutral fact


Thought: the meaning you assign to your situation


Energy: the feeling, or emotion, your thought generates


Action: behaviors fueled by your energy


Reality: consequences of all your actions


In Part V, you will see demonstrations of how to apply the STEAR emotional framework to your life.

Helpful Hint #4: The STEAR emotional framework will help you manage your energy and behaviors.

I invite you to follow me on LinkedIn and subscribe to my Youtube channel for additional impactful insights!↓

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.