Too often we don’t acknowledge our true feelings. Many times it is because we don’t take the time to slow down, look inside and identify them. Most often it is because we want to avoid the pain of feeling our feelings.
Then we begin a pattern of trying to subdue the feelings or make them stop. As the feelings assault us from all angles we engage in destructive behaviors to numb them and make them go away temporarily at best.
Each of us have our own way of burying our emotions. Overeating, drinking, drugs, compulsive shopping, sex, gambling, focusing on other people’s problems, making ourselves “busy,” watching TV, smoking, cutting, going out all the time to avoid being alone or the opposite isolating ourselves.
You get the picture. You can add your own behavior.
These behaviors eventually take on a life of their own and become destructive in our lives.
You can avoid these destructive behaviors by acknowledging and feeling your emotions and dealing with the underlying beliefs which charge them.
So what are you feeling?
I feel overwhelmed. I feel rejected. I feel angry. I feel sad. I feel unwanted. I feel abandoned. I feel like no one cares. I feel like a failure. I feel frustrated. I feel lost. I feel lonely. I feel ugly. I feel dumb. I feel fat. I feel incapable. I feel unworthy. I feel embarrassed. I feel left out. I feel betrayed.
Today feel the emotion which is driving your unwanted behavior and acknowledge it.
It’s a step in the right direction towards freedom and healing.