We all experience emotions; some of them being positive and others being negative. While positive emotions may be good for us, negative ones can drag you back and diminish your quality of life. Especially if you have suppressed them, the feelings of anger, sadness, depression, and loss of purpose can cause harm to your body. You need to release them. But, how do you do it? Here are some tips to help you out.
Acknowledge that You Have Suppressed Emotions
The first and most important step when it comes to releasing suppressed emotions is accepting that you have them. It’s called self-awareness. The goal is evaluating yourself, recognizing what is happening in your body, and accepting it without judgment.
The reason why most people suffer is resisting what is happening. They think that by running away from it, it will go away all by itself. However, understand that acceptance is liberating. This is the only way you will be able to face the problem head-on and succeed in solving it.
Another reason why many people suffer because of suppressed emotions is that they stay inactive. For instance, they stay in bed or on the couch the whole day with their feelings of anger and sadness. This will only eat you up!
Therefore, whenever you feel that emotion, engage in any activity, whether it’s dancing, jumping, or running. The motion will release this negative energy stuck inside you. When you’re sad, go to a dancing class or try meditating. When you’re angry, go play a sport like a soccer. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that the intention of involving yourself in an activity is to release negative emotions and thus, don’t take it out on other people.
Write Everything Down
Writing is one of the most therapeutic things you can do when going through a hard time. Through writing, you can discover yourself, reconnect to your true self, and process your deepest emotions.
When you write these negative emotions down, you’ll also gain a better perspective and learn to detach from them. And when writing, don’t judge yourself; your journal is supposed to be a safe space where you can express your feelings freely and unstuck.
Invest in Self-Care
If you’ve neglected your mind and body for a long time, it’s time to invest in self-care. Some of the things you can do are eat better, listen to music, go out to explore nature, meditate, or even take a bubble bath. These activities can do a lot to relax your mind and release your stuck emotions.
Don’t let suppressed emotions get in your way and sabotage your efforts, learn how to release them. You’ll be better and experience an improved quality of life.