It’s tempting to want to ignore the contractive, challenging feelings.
Trust me, I know.
But not letting yourself feel your feelings won’t make you feel better. It won’t make the bad feelings go away for real. It just stuffs them down.
It’s only going to make you go numb, get sick, dissociate and disconnect. And there’s nothing that feels worse than being numb, because you lose the ability to experience all the GOOD in your life as well.
True, there’s no more sadness and there’s no more anger… but there’s also no happy, joyful, excited, and inspired when we’re numb. I can’t even imagine what would’ve happened to me or my body had I not let myself feel what’s hard and what hurt in the aftermath of my loss and trauma.
So be kind enough to let yourself feel… the anger, the hurt, the disappointment, the heartache.
Allowing yourself to feel all of that is what’s going to keep you sane, even if it feels like you’re breaking apart in the process of it. And it’s what’s going to help you feel happy again, sooner than you think.