Emotional Healing isn’t an automatic process. It’s a journey, and sometimes the road is long and winding.
Every emotion is valid, including the so-called “negative emotions” we often try to ignore or suppress. And every feeling needs to be fully and completely experienced. Pain that isn’t dealt with doesn’t just go away. It will resurface again and again in a variety of ways; sometimes it shows up as anger, shame, guilt, anxiety, and insomnia. The good news is you don’t have to continue living your life at the mercy of your emotional triggers. You can choose to heal them instead You can choose to gather all of your broken bits and scattered pieces, and shower them with all the love and care they deserve. Emotional healing takes time, a lot of attention, and doing the deep inner work that is required. But it can be done. You’re worth it.
“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” ~ Anon
Make a Commitment
Once you’ve made the decision, make a commitment to heal your emotional body.
Commit to honoring your feelings by allowing them the space to be there. Give yourself permission to feel what you feel. Cry, scream, curse, have a two-year old tantrum. Whatever it takes. For as long as it takes.
Commit to treating yourself with kindness and compassion.
Commit to setting aside time to block out the noise around you and focus on what you need.
Re-commit to your emotional healing. Every. Single. Day. Preferably in the morning when you wake up.
Daily renewal of your commitment is the best way to turn your healing into habit.
It’s too easy to slip back into suffering if you allow too many days to pass without giving attention to your feelings. Be consistent, be gentle and loving to yourself.
At the end of each day, be sure to take a few moments to celebrate your progress. Congratulate yourself for completing one more day of healing.
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