So much has changed in just a few short weeks.
Emotionally, it has taken its toll on us.
But, it’s not useful for us to allow our emotions to take over and rule our life while we sit back, feeling powerless.
It can be damaging long term if we allow the mind to experience these times as a trauma.
We don’t want to just survive during these times, but to thrive.
We don’t want to spend our time just getting by or just getting through these days.
Now more than ever, it is important to learn and practice emotional regulation.
Our feelings need to be processed so we can get agency over them.
We can’t always change the world to make ourselves feel better.
We can control our mind. Our feelings. Our attitude. Always.
We need to learn how.
As Mr. Rogers said, “When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we’re not alone.”
Life is an emotional experience.
But it’s what you do with those emotions and how you frame them that makes all the difference.
Unprocessed emotions can keep you feeling stuck and depressed.
They become like cement on your mind and your soul if not dealt with and managed.
Processed emotions can liberate you and move you forward.
Now more than ever is a time to learn these skills, get a coach, or a therapist.
Follow me inside my private Facebook group this week as I discuss emotional regulation strategies.
When we feel good, we take better care of ourselves and others.
Make your mental health a priority.