TOP 5 TIPS FOR PULLING BACK ON THE EMOTIONAL REIGNS
Emotions are the most present, pressing and sometimes painful force in our lives. We are driven day by day by our emotions. We take chances because we're excited for new opportunities and experiences. We cry because we've been hurt and we make sacrifices because we love. Without a doubt, our emotions dictate our thoughts, intentions and actions. But when we act on our emotions too quickly, or we act on the wrong kinds of emotions, we often make decisions that we later regret.
I know this because this is how I lived a majority of my life. My emotions ran the show. Can I just tell you how exhausting it is to be emotionally charged day in and day out. And I am not talking about having a good cry because you kept it together for the family. I am talking about ticking time bomb kind of emotions 24 hours of the day. All because I hadn't learned the tools that I am about to share with you know.
Take A Few Deep Breathes. No seriously. You will be amazed at what what happens within your body when you focus on your breathe. Your heart rate will slow down, your stress levels will lower, an over-whelming sense of calm will come over you. Just try it!
Meditate/Pray. When burdened with emotion, close your eyes, envision a positive solution to your problem, and ask the universe to illuminate the best path forward. That may sound like hocus-pocus, but just think about this for a moment. You are not taking a moment to connect to a higher power and disconnect from the negative emotion that you are feeling or reacting to. By doing this, you are allowing the power of divine intervention to show you what you must do, teach you why something is happening or even save you from a certain unwanted situation.
Move Your Body. Do just that. Go for a walk. A jog. Punch a punching bag. Go to a cycle class. Do a cardio workout. Organize your garage. Anything to distract your emotions from the negative and divert them to something positive.
Journal. Keep a journal and transfer your emotions from your inner self onto the paper.
Forgive. Your emotional triggers may be your best friend, your family members, yourself or all of the above. You may feel a sudden wave of anger when your friend "does that thing she does," or a stab of self-loathing when you remember something you could have done differently. But when you forgive, you detach. You detach from the resentment, the jealousy or the fury lingering within you. You allow people to be who they are without the need for escalating emotions. As you forgive, you will find yourself disassociating from the harsh feelings attached to your being.
Look, I know that I am not perfect and sure as hell don’t try to be. I have my faults (just ask everyone that knows me) but that is what makes me unique. I fight every day to the person I WANT to be. That is why I am learning and sharing all the tools to help you be to the woman, the wife, the mom, the person you want to be. And you know what, I still use those tools on myself.
We all will break at some point. We will all get physically exhausted. Mentally exhausted. Emotionally frustrated. Just done.
But if you remember my tricks to bringing it all back. To being okay. To being better. Just like I have had to do, everything will be just fine.
This coaching will be my life work because I still need it too, just like you do. And if you are interested in working 1:1 together, let's chat!
Lucie Mitchell, CTNC
Fierce and Beautiful Wellness
This blog post is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not medical, mental health or healthcare advice. The information presented here is not intended to diagnose, treat, heal, cure or prevent any illness, medical condition or mental or emotional condition.