When you experience difficult emotions, there can be a tendency to distract yourself from them, shove them to one side, or simply brush them under the carpet. Wherever you put those feelings, they will continue to bubble away, until you acknowledge them – and feel them.
Once you learn to face your feelings and sort them out, you can focus on them one at a time. This will help you to develop a better understanding of your reactions and your needs.
As you feel your feelings, they lose their power and the grip that they hold on you – they pass. But this can only happen if you acknowledge them. No coating over negativity with positivity. Acknowledge them first. Whatever you are feeling today, especially the difficult emotions on this Blue Monday, acknowledge them. Feel them.
“What am I feeling?”
“Where in my body am I feeling it?”
No need to fix them.
No judging or self-criticism for whatever you are feeling.
Let the emotions run their course.
Let them go… like letting go of a balloon full of air before you tie it.
If you are experiencing some really difficult emotions, try this 12-minute meditation to release difficult emotions.
If you struggle to identify your emotions, this article How to identify your emotions can help.
Everyone’s healing journey is their own, but you don’t have to travel it alone. Join the Blossome community for support and encouragement to build healthy new habits, stay accountable and help you keep moving forward with your healing.
Kim Moore is the Founder of Blossome CIC. She lost her husband Chris to alcoholism in 2017. She faced a difficult journey while raising 2 children alone, with her family living on the opposite side of the world. Kim founded the Blossome Community and The Pathway to Peace healing journey so no one would have to feel alone while enduring the trauma of a loved one’s battle with alcoholism or addiction. She is also on a mission to end the generational cycle of alcoholism and addiction in families.