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.