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15 Reasons to Feel ALL of Your Emotions

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As human beings, we have feelings. Lots of them. You know this. But, we forget it’s okay to feel. We’ve been taught to be nice or be good or “STOP CRYING!” It’s ridiculous.

Feelings are meant to be felt. And Expressed. And given a voice. You’re always going to have them, so why not acknowledge them and learn to appreciate them?

You’re not your feelings, you’re just the one experiencing them.

That said, here are 15 (really good) reasons to feel your emotions:

  1. If unexpressed, you’ll never be or truly feel free. Truth is, you are free. And you deserve to know it.
  2. When you don’t go through your feelings, you’re likely to continue handing over your power to your unconscious mind, where unexpressed emotions reside.
  3. If you do this, it will only get worse.
  4. If you do this, your relationships will suffer.
  5. If you do this, YOU will suffer the most.
  6. If you stuff it all down, you’re still going to (unconsciously) attract similar feelings + situations and people who intensify the feeling.
  7. When you express it, you tell your subconscious “I am important. What I feel matters.”
  8. And “I deserve to feel.”
  9. And “I am good enough.”
  10. And “I don’t have to be perfect.”
  11. When you express your (true) feelings, you learn to be honest with yourself. This is painful, but powerful.
  12. By doing this, you increase your capacity to love yourself.
  13. And you increase your self awareness. This allows you to address the feelings before they start to run your life.
  14. Which allows you to create a better relationship with yourself.
  15. And better relationships with others.

And now, it’s JOURNAL TIME! Here are 5 journaling prompts to get you to connect with your emotions. Write down and explore each of the following:

Time to be honest with myself. This is how I really feel about life:
I know it’s okay to be angry. And I now know how important it is to express it. These are the things that piss me off:
This is what I realized and felt after exploring the previous prompt:
This is why it’s okay:
I also know it’s okay to be happy. These are all the things I am excited about:

 

Don’t be afraid to let it all out. Your journal is the best place to do this.

 

How did this post + the prompts impact you? Please share in the comments box below. 🙂

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Words

I’ve always liked words.

Saying them, writing them, contemplating language itself. I wanted to be a linguist. Anthropological linguistics was one of my most interesting college courses.

I’ve been interested in so many things over the years which has made me very knowledgable and interesting to talk to but rather intolerable at times due to a sort of need to know everything.

I suppose what I’m getting at is that the uncertainty or rather lack of specificity of my “future” has the potential to create and recreate an uneasy feeling that I often perpetuate by deliberately thinking about it! Whew!

All these days of minimal adult interaction cause me to think and think and think and then of course if my thoughts are vibrating at a particular frequency of worry and doubt my body will say hey! this is familiar! yay! Well creating a new dialogue winds up making me feel bipolar and the repetition is enough to drive a Gemini insane!

Only to realize that this whole fiasco is only mind made and my higher self, god self, spaghetti self is sitting inside a dark room which is my body going “hm, wonder when this broad is going to wake up” and then lovingly and ever so gently tapping me on the shoulder because that’s the trigger that must be pulled in order to remember.