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Tips for emotional self care


Ever have one of those days where you start the day in a completely frazzled state and cannot seem to get your mojo back? Sometimes it can feel like everything is so overwhelming, especially for those of us who are sensitive to the energy around us. Dealing with complex and overwhelming emotions of ourselves and others around us can be a struggle for some people but there is a light at the end of the tunnel and ways you can manage these overwhelming feelings.


Lets look at some of the reasons you may need to address emotional self care in your life:

  • Feeling overwhelmed with your emotions

  • Taking out your emotions on those around you

  • Feeling the need to suppress your emotions with drugs, exercise, food or alcohol

  • Being unable to express emotions such as sadness or anger in a healthy way (e.g. unable to cry or allow yourself to be angry)

  • Issues with your relationships with others (being unable to form a strong connection with another human being without it being dependent)

  • Excess feelings of emptiness, hopelessness, inability to feel pleasure, or guilt


So what can you do if you are experiencing these symptoms? Understand that these feelings will not last forever. If you embrace these feelings, rather than resist them often you will feel a lot lighter and the emotion will pass easier. As Jung states "What you resist, persists". So firstly understand that if you are feeling miserable right now there will be a time where you will be feeling happiness.


One of my favourite methods for processing emotions is journaling. To do this take your journal and just write everything you are feeling right now. Really express yourself and your current emotions on the page. This assists you to validate and accept your emotions and therefore move into some semblance of peace.


Water is the main element connected with our emotions, which makes sense as we are composed of up to 60% water. Therefore, when I think of cleansing emotions I think of using water to cleanse. This can be achieved by sitting near running water, deep breathing and releasing the emotions into the water (if you have a fountain, water feature, beach or running stream near your house this is perfect). If you don't have any running water near your house this can be achieved with a bath. Run a bath, with candles and essential oils (lavender oil would be great for emotions), once you're in the bath close your eyes and deep breathe focusing on how you feel, feel your emotions being drawn away into the water and picture this as dark energy coming out of your body when you exhale, then picture white light coming into your body when you inhale. I have found this to be quite an effective way to clear out emotional baggage and result in an overall lighter feeling in the emotional body.


Depending on the emotional issue bush flower essences may also assist to clear stuck energy and emotions. A personalised remedy is best but sometimes emergency essence remedy or calm and clear essence may assist to clear negative emotions.


I hope you all find some relief from stuck emotions with this post. There is a lot of stress in the world at the moment and social media and television are designed to play with our emotions so that we react to the things around us. Have an awareness of what is triggering your emotions and if you can remove yourself from unhealthy habits or people that are causing excess distress. For those of us that are empaths this is especially important to be aware of.


Love and light to you all,


Branwen

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