Honor your heart by acknowledging your feelings - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Don't ignore the trauma from your past, the pain in your present, or the anxiety you have about your future. Understand that talking about your feelings doesn't make you weak or your situation worse; it helps you heal.
Pay close attention to your:
mood swings, hurts, complaints, fears, anxieties, shame, etc.
So often stress, sickness, and unhappiness can be connected to unresolved negative emotions. Aim for wholeness by facing ALL of your emotions head on.
Jumpstart Your Emotional Self-Care:
Plan time in your calendar to begin your Emotional Self-Care.
Grab a journal and a pen.
Sit in a quiet place.
Lift your hand and place it over your heart.
Take 3 deep breaths.
Finish this sentence, "In this moment, I am feeling..."
Verbally express your emotions. Embrace being honest and vulnerable with yourself. Allow whatever is in to come out, without judgment or fear.
Writing down your emotions on paper is another creative way to allow your heart to speak. Journal in a carefree way and simply write what you feel. Keep the page or throw it away, it's up to you. The key is to get it out and start writing. Invest your time and money in therapy, coaching, and talking to medical professionals.
Emotional Self-Care benefits allow you to get to the root of your pain and the damaging effects of stress. It helps improve mood, build stronger relationships, and give you hope for the future.