Hello all and welcome back to the blog,
I’m so glad you’re here because it’s time to talk about our emotions. We all have highs and lows that’s human nature. But how can we regulate, how can we know what will trigger us? Well we may have tell tell signs but the truth is sometimes we get lot of different emotions, a wave of joy, a bubble of anger or a stomach drop of sadness.
Now as a positive psychology advocate it would be easy to say my life is plain sailing snd I’ve always got it together. But it does have its trials and tribulations. Just before I wrote this I had a cry to myself. I’m not ashamed to hide that because it’s healthy to let it out. But not all crying comes from a place of sadness. It can be stress, overwhelm, excitement, happiness or inability to compartmentalise our feelings. You can’t always explain it.
Okay so now we’ve talked emotions what can we do to understand them more?
1. Let the emotion be, let it play out and be present – don’t try to hide it.
2. Talk to someone you trust – sometimes having all these feelings inside can be tiring and talking it out can take the pressure off (if you can’t talk to anyone then write it somewhere you feel safe so it’s off your chest still)
3. Life can be challenging- this gives us the growth and courage we need to step into our power of who we are meant to be.
These are my 3 top tips for this but my take home message is don’t let social media deceive you. If you’re having a wobble chances are there are a lot of people also feeling it. What can you do to look after you? You’re your own number 1. Never forget that. And know your feelings matter – all of them.
Be strong. Be courageous. Let the inner roar inside you be heard.