LET’S TALK ABOUT EMOTIONS✨
We all hide uncomfortable emotions occasionally. We avoid and deny them in an effort of self-preservation, as a defense mechanism in order to fit in and to be accepted.
We do this most often with difficult emotions like shame, fear, anger. When we experience events that emotionally overwhelm us and we’re unable to process what is happening and to express them through our body and mind, we’re hiding the emotions deep inside us and even from ourselves too.
When we chronically repress emotions, we create toxicity in our body, mind, and heart which can lead to burnouts, emotional imbalance, and diseases.
This unprocessed emotional energy is stored in our organs, muscles, and tissues. Emotions that get stucked in our body could lead to inflammation, chronic health problems, and it undermines our overall well-being.
In order to process our represssed emotional distress, we need to learn to express our emotions in a healthy way, in the body and mind, as expression is the opposite of repression.
How to process repressed emotions:
>> First of all, we have to learn to recognize and accept all of our uncomfortable feelings as they come and go.
The goal is to notice what is happening within our body, accept it, and feel it fully, without judgment.
In order to heal, we have to feel it.
We have to fully experience the emotion in order to process and integrate it into our experience.
We need to move the energy of emotion through and out the body so we can let it go. True healing occurs when body and mind integrate, so express the emotion on the bodily level first and foremost. There a million ways to do this:
- dance it all out
- make some music / sing
- lay down and breathe deeply while facing the sun
- scream into a pillow
- go for a swim
- go for a walk or run
- hit a punching bag
- do some gardening
- yoga / meditation
- paint your feelings out
…. whatever feels good and just right in that moment, do it ‼️