Allow yourself to feel so you can heal.

I am great at keeping myself busy to avoid dealing with any unpleasant emotions and feelings but I am so grateful for having stumbled upon this quote:

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It could not have come at a better time. During the last couple of weeks I seemed to have forgotten that suppressing unwanted emotions and feelings can easily (and will most likely sooner or later) backfire.So I guess that I just need to be reminded that I am allowed to feel. I do not need to dwell on my emotions or feelings in order to heal. What I need to do instead is to let myself feel whatever emotions surface into my consciousness.

After having a not so good night of sleep (quantity- and quality-wise), I woke up this morning and showed some self-compassion. Whilst slowly and mindfully eating breakfast, I decided to devote some time to my morning pages. This way, I can develop my emotional awareness (i.e knowing what I feel and why), tune in to my body and truly allow myself to feel. Just feel. I find that by putting my thoughts down into paper, I am dealing with any emotions that I may find unpleasant, such as fear, stress, anxiety and self-doubt. All emotions and feelings that have the potential to prevent me from truly healing and from, ultimately, having my mind at ease. It requires practice and commitment to allow yourself to move through your emotions and feelings without letting them get in the way what you strive for. Nevertheless, the results are certainly worth all the effort: feeling of groundedness, more mind clarity and improved overall wellbeing.

So, please, do not beat yourself up for feeling a certain way (mentally draining and just pointless) nor try to numb your emotions. Rather, recognise them, accept them as they come and acknowledge their impermanence. Make time to process what you feel and why, be kinder to yourself and, most important, cultivate self-compassion ♥

 

Much Love,

Blissfully Grateful

 

 

 

A cotton candy sunset.

You know when you are just having one of “those” days and feel low in spirits? Well that was Monday of last week for me. Because I was not feeling physically great (thanks to a cold that persisted to stick around for way more time than it should), stopping some negative thoughts from spiralling out of control was a particularly harder task.  As an attempt of relieving some tension and giving my mind some clarity, I decided to go to my usual strength training class at the gym after work. However, it did not really work. On my way home I kept on thinking on everything that was not going my way but…when I looked up to the sky, I was left in awe this cotton candy sunset:

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I guess that this is living proof that “if we keep our HEAD DOWN, we will miss on LIFE’S GOODNESS”. #sothankful

 

 

Much Love,

Blissfully Grateful