Firstly, in your heart, say STOP. Then, I'll like you to simply breathe. That's all. Count to three; Allow a three-second breath.
When you're ready, I'll like you to face the said sadness or anger head-on, to acknowledge its existence. Next, zoom out to a point where you are watching these emotions from afar, like from a third person's point of view.
Give yourself a moment again, to watch that emotion from afar. You're suddenly an audience of that emotion, not the bearer of it.
With practice, you'll slowly be able to manage your emotions, instead of allowing them to overwhelm you.
I'd like to suggest these additional emotional self-care activities you can do:
- Keep a daily journal, and be completely honest about your feelings
- Allow yourself a good cry, if you have to
- Revisit old emotions that have been swept under the carpet, write them down in the same journal
- See a therapist or a life coach, someone you feel safe with, to discuss your emotional needs
- Cut out social engagements that drain you, learn to say no if you truly don't wish to be there
- Take an evening walk around the hood (be safe of course); allow the day's events to be reflected in an evening walk, especially when the weather is cooler and streets are less crowded
- Sit by the beach and stare out at sea; allow the sea's negative ions recharge you while the sea breeze refreshes you
- Be alone. There's nothing like having no one else provide their opinions to your issues. Have your own take on it, practise being the master of your own solutions and suggestions.
Super Farmers provides a safe and cozy environment for the participation of self-care programs. We believe in healing the natural way, with a balanced dose of lifestyle changes and paradigm shifts.
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