When was the last time you felt motivated to start something, anything, and followed it all the way through to completion?
Be it a weight loss goal, new exercise regime or food plan. Or perhaps you want to write more, keep your room clean or get your taxes done.
If you’re like me (and almost every other person on the planet) then you know that staying motivated to accomplish any goal, no matter how big or small can feel like one of the most daunting tasks there is. (more…) read more →
Before you dive into this article headfirst and get ready to show all these unwanted emotions who’s boss, I want to slow you down just for a moment. Take a few seconds and check in with yourself: How well do you actually know your anger? Your worry? Your frustration? Your sadness? Your feelings of not being enough? Choose whatever emotion is most prominent in your life. Do you know where in your body this emotion shows up? Do you know what color it is? What shape?
If you answered “No” you are like the vast majority of people. Most of us are so wrapped up in our heads when we experience negative emotions that we usually don’t get to the deeper levels of what this experience means for us; thus we make it more difficult for ourselves to cope with it constructively in the long run.
Editors Note: Something I have always struggled with in my own life is the fact that I have always felt I was TOO emotional. While I have learned there is a time and a place for everything, I have also learned that these feelings are a gift. If we spend our time neglecting and hiding from our true emotions we can only expect that they will show themselves eventually and most likely not at a time that is convenient for us. So dig deep everyone and dive in to your emotions in order to create a brighter future for yourself. ~Nitika~
Our analytical, intellectual minds attempt to get in the way. Our judgments, our apologies, our comparisons, they get in the way. Of growth, of learning, of feeling, of being. When we judge our emotions, we are refusing to see our own truth.
I have been known to be a chronic judger of my emotions. I feel something, anything and the negative self-talk begins right away. “You are being silly, she didn’t mean any harm”, “Why are you so emotional?? No one cries this much”, “Suck it up, you’ll be okay”. How mean is that? Would I say that to a friend? Never. (more…) read more →
Editors Note: This article touches on something that is personally very important to me. With the self-help and spiritual communities growing by the second, my biggest worry is that people will seek out the “cure” to their challenges without going through the full process of healing and feeling. Although feeling down and maybe even depressed at times is not fun for ANYONE, some times it is the only thing we can do to be able to move forward in our lives. ~Nitika~
“Spiritual progress is like detoxification. Things have to come up in order to be released. Once we have asked to be healed, then our unhealed places are forced to the surface.” Marianne Williamson