Have you ever noticed that we try to avoid emotional pain at all costs? If we feel hurt or upset we immediately try to get rid of the pain or hide from it. Ironically, the more we deny our pain, the stronger it becomes.
Every life has ups and downs. Feeling emotional pain occasionally is normal, and it doesn’t mean you are “broken” or “defected.” Having both positive and negative emotions is what makes us human.
How can I feel better?
Finding ways to acknowledge your pain and then move beyond it can make your life more peaceful and enjoyable. Here are some tips for overcoming emotional pain:
Acknowledge your pain
Sometimes emotional pain demands to be felt and understood. Repressing the pain will only make it worse. Let go of any feelings of anger, disgust, or frustration you have towards yourself and your situation. Embrace your pain. Give it the attention it needs, so it can go away.
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Give yourself time
It takes time to escape from the darkness. Be gentle with yourself. Give yourself time to rest and heal.
Let go of control
Everyone heals at their own pace. Get rid of thoughts of “why is my pain lasting so long?” and “why don’t I feel better already?” Let go of the urge to control your recovery. Letting go can help speed up the healing process.
Spend time alone with yourself
When you’re feeling pain, taking time for yourself is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Spend some time alone, in a non-pressured environment to get to know yourself and reflect on what you love about yourself.
Reach out for help
Reach out to people you love and trust for emotional support. Surround yourself with people who can make you laugh and show you how beautiful life is.
Let nature comfort and heal you
Spend some time outdoors. You will see death and destruction, but also new life and rebirth. Remember you too are part of nature. Observe and allow nature to heal and comfort you.
Turn your wounds into wisdom
Every experience happens for a reason. After overcoming a painful situation, think about how your pain has made you a stronger, better person. This will give you more hope and perspective in the future.
Remember, no pain lasts forever. This too will pass. Don’t let a painful experience make you feel like you have a painful life. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start rebuilding your beautiful life.
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