3. Journal about your experience or talk it over with a close trusted friend
Did a new lesson come up for you during your emotional processing? Did you realize one of the root causes of your suffering? Did a painful memory come up for you?
Take notes in your diary/journal/cell phone’s notepad for future reference.
Not much of a writer? Feel free to phone up/meet up with a close trusted friend to talk about your experience.
4. Take action on anything new that you may have learned about yourself
Did you think of someone that you wanted to apologize to regarding your past behaviour? Did you realize that some significant part of your life (your relationship, your job, your lifestyle choices, your health habits, etc.) feels out of alignment?
If new courses of action were presented to you, now may be the time to take action on whatever you learned. And if the realizations seem extra world changing (i.e. selling your house, moving to a new city, ending a relationship), then you may want to sleep on your newfound action plan and wait until you wake up in a more level-headed state.
You Processed Your Emotions! Congrats!
Again, I want to honour you for taking the time to do this for yourself.
Whether it was your first time or five hundredth time, taking the time to allow your emotions the chance to move through you is one of the most self-loving things that we can do for ourselves.
And if you want to make this into an ongoing practice, feel free to bookmark this article for future reference.
Dedicated to your success,
Written by Jordan Gray
Originally appeared in Jordan Gray
You may also like:
- 4 Ways To Cope With Negative Emotions
- 6 Science-Based Tips To Control Your Emotions
- Ways to Banish Negative Energy from your Body
- Managing difficult emotions during the holidays
- Embracing Your Darkest Emotions Is The Key To Your Psychological Wellbeing