I've received a lot of requests to start a video series, so I'm doing it! Every week instead of a blog post or in combination with a blog post I'll be sending a video right to your inbox that you can watch to get inspiration for the week! Prefer to read? See below the video!
Let’s be honest, we all want to be happy, and not just happy, really happy. I mean no one enjoys being sad, disappointed or angry. Even those people who always seem upset, don’t enjoy being that way.
Somehow we’ve come to this place in our culture that we’re not supposed to “negative” i.e. not supposed to be sad, angry, disappointed. We’re supposed to be “zen” and peaceful all the time.
I mean, there is even stigma associated with being emotional. Like you’re the crazy girl. But the truth is emotions are important, they’re a part of us that are meant to be expressed. They are what make us human, what allow us to have empathy and to connect with one another. And when we deny them or try to cover them up it has all kinds of impact on us…
We might choose food to calm our emotions, we start to feel like our lives are falling apart, we can get really sick. I learned this the hard way this year… I bottled up my emotions, pretended everything was fine, and then I broke out with shingles (which I thought only people over the age of 65 could get!). Or like I’ve done in the past or many women do you start to judge yourself for even being sad or having emotions and then you take a downward spiral into more negative self-talk and more emotions that you can’t get yourself out of!
So today’s weekly wisdom, is to appreciate your emotions, know that they mean you’re human, you’re alive and connected. It means you have a big heart and you care a lot. Now instead of judging them, let them all in and love and accept them and love and accept yourself for experiencing emotions.
Now, you might be wondering how this is connected to finding happiness…. Well when we deny our emotions we’re telling the universe and ourselves that our emotions are bad, that we are bad, that we aren’t good enough, that there is something wrong with us and you can’t truly be happy when you have all of that in the background! You’ll constantly be putting yourself down and comparing yourself to everyone else. True happiness comes when you accept every part of you, all of your emotions, when you can be authentically you.
I hope you enjoyed today’s episode! If you know anyone who might benefit from today’s video, please pass it along.