Step 2: Learning to Respond Also Known as Self-Expression
Emotions must be expressed. Only then they can be processed. This results in moving the emotional energy through and finally out of your body. However, many people don’t get this right. The self-expression must be authentic. If you haven’t self-expressed but are only lying to yourself, you won’t be able to process it out of your mind and body and it will stay there. You will heal only when you have accepted it, expressed it and your body and mind have connected over it. This is why it is necessary to express the motion on the bodily level.
If you need to cry, scream, go for a walk, run or swim, or whatever else it is you are feeling, you must do it. This will help you break free from it eventually after you do what you feel instead of trapping it inside of you.
This is important in your journey to releasing trapped emotions and healing yourself. One of the best ways to express your feelings is to start writing a journal. Writing is a therapeutic way of self-discovering, reconnecting with your inner self, and understanding the complicated emotions that lie inside each one of you.
You can start writing by expressing your feelings. Writing is about what you are feeling. This will help to give a voice to your inner-feelings and process what is happening around you. So slowly by gaining perspective, when you write about failures and fears, you look at it from a distant view and finally learn to let the emotions go. This results in a true healing process.
You can practice writing a journal every day and express your unprocessed feelings in it. Don’t sugarcoat yourself or hide anything. Just write without any censor and keep it completely unfiltered. This will help you to move forward and free yourself.
You can write at the end of the day so you can capture everything that has happened during the day. Also, this is the time of the day when you don’t have to run to anything else and can easily focus on it.
As you write down the daily happenings, write whatever is happening in your life and how you want to change it? What is keeping you angry or frustrated? What do you feel when thinking about it? Feel the pain that you have kept unresolved for so long. This is your way towards healing yourself and taking charge of your life once again.
Step 3: Resetting yourself Also known as self-care
Many times you don’t know but you have neglected yourself, your mind, and your body both. In this last step, you need to reset yourself and learn to take care of yourself. The goal is to nurture your body and mind and come back to the healthy balance of life with a relaxed and open mind.
Take it slowly. If you want to, spend some time alone, with yourself. Enjoy nature, art, or anything that you love to do, and that makes you relaxed. Take care of yourself and slowly prepare yourself for the surprises that life throws at you. This will nourish your mind, body, and soul.
Remember that healing is a long process. You need to be self-compassionate and caring just the way you will be to a friend in this situation. This may sound difficult but this is what will put you on track and help release all the negativities that you have been keeping inside yourself for a long time.
Trapped emotions are no good. They get in the way of professional and personal milestones. They make you miserable about yourself and the way you look at life. Feeling them and setting them free is important so that you can once again breathe and look at yourself and life freshly and positively! After all, you are worth it!
Now that you know how to release your trapped emotions from your body and mind, you’re ready to go out there and stop worrying.
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