What do you do when you are going through emotional overwhelm?
I had one of those recently and as I was also quite ill made it even worse. My body was telling me to slow down and remember to take better care of myself. It was telling me to slow down my thoughts and let go of what no longer served me.
Have you noticed when we are physically and emotionally healthy, very little gets to us?
We get a little run down sometimes but when you are having a highly emotionally time it’s important to listen to that inner voice and take some time out. I had an unexpected emotional meltdown around an old wound I thought I had healed; turned out I hadn’t!!
I cancelled some commitments, took myself off to bed for a while and allowed my body and mind time out to relax and recharge.
By allowing myself to feel the pain, accept it for what is was, I allowed the problem to pass through me, bringing me comfort knowing that it was temporary.
So what did I do? First of all I did some EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to take the intensity out of the situation. I then used my essential oils to support me emotionally and put on a guided meditation, which took me out of my own head and stopped the chatter giving me even more relief. I then wrote down the issue and how I felt about it, forgiving the people involved, thanked the universe for the lesson and I burned the paper while releasing it mentally.
It so important to have tools at hand to reduce anxiety and stress, as it’s well documented stress makes us physically ill. Allow yourself time out, instead of fighting against the current and as Abraham Hicks says, turn the canoe around and head downstream instead of up; it’s so much easier.
One of the issues we can often have is our perception of what the other person is thinking, doing or assuming that they have another agenda. Even if they do, it’s really none of our business. If we can learn to let go and not dwell on what we ‘think’ they are doing, we can create peace and harmony in our lives.
Learn to recognise yourself slipping into a downward spiral and take immediate action, I promise it works. Find what works for you. Experiment with different therapies and tools and use what resonates and feels comfortable. Never stick your head in the sand and ignore because it will come back again and again until you deal with the issue.