At a recent Chiropractic appointment, my doctor stated that I was still the same person today that I was before COVID-19 and that most of her clients are not. After some discussion on this I realized that most of her clients are filled with fear and anxiety, depression and hopelessness has settled in their minds.
There is no doubt that we are all living through a life changing, a world changing event. Going through any change, let alone such a large change can be scary. This is completely normal and part of the HUMAN experience.
We do not need to pretend that the world is a happy place 100% of the time. Acknowledging our feelings, giving them a 'nod' so to speak, is healthy. It doesn't mean giving in to those negative feelings by sinking into a depression or sitting around feeling sorry for ourselves or being so frustrated that we lash out at others. It just means that we can recognize these feelings without indulging them and justifying them. We can feel them without buffering. Buffering, meaning all those things we do to HIDE from our feelings...overeating, tv, social media, business...
When we acknowledge our negative feelings instead of trying to avoid them, when we are open to feeling our negative feelings without indulging them, we take our POWER back. If we are not afraid to feel an emotion, then we don't have to resist it, we can just feel it with acceptance.
Letting your body process the emotion, and heal from that, is what I'd like to teach you. If you can learn to feel awful feelings and process them, then you can have much more power in your own life.
Experience your emotions, do not be a victim to them.
Right now... During one of the most uncertain times in our country and around the world..right now is the perfect time for some self reflection.
The world is slowing down for most of us as the world is taken aback by the Coronavirus. Many of our sources for entertainment have closed, shopping centers, schools and our places of work have shut down. And while we learn to adjust to new way of living each day we are given a great gift, TIME.
Time, once so scarce as we raced through our days, weeks and months working, sports, family, social life, and relationships, trying to keep it all balanced and fulfilling is now handed to us (or forced upon us) with the stay at home orders and closings of so many institutions.
Taking the time we've been given and using it to get closer to those in our homes, making calls and trying new ways to use social media and the internet to stay connected, and reconnecting with ourselves is an opportunity like no other.
Take a look at where you are in life, relationships, jobs, friendships, your home....
Re-evaluate those things. Are you where you want to be? Are there areas that you would like to improve or change? You CAN! Now is the time!