Last week I shared that we all have something we struggle with, and how we choose to see the struggle- as a curse or blessing - impacts our ability to overcome. By seeing our struggles as blessings, we are able to feel more comfortable in the discomfort of life and move forward.
This week I want to share 3 ways to deal with the drama that often comes when we are in discomfort/struggle. In my experience, when discomfort arises bringing with it a multitude of emotions, many of us resist. We search our mind for answers and solutions, anything to help the emotions go away! Yet, the paradox remains- no amount of thinking or analyzing will make us feel better.
Why? Because the whole point is to feel! We need to feel the emotions and recognize they are simply energy. When we resist our feelings, we create more drama for our self and those around us.
What can we do? We need to feel our feelings and then move/shift/release the energy. When we move/shift/release the energy, our emotions become more manageable and we are less likely to get stuck in the drama.
My top 3 ways to move/shift/release energy are:
1. Get Moving, Preferably Outside - We are physical beings. The fastest way to move energy is to move our body. Walk, skip, bike, it doesn't matter. We literally need to move the emotional energy through our body.
2. Get a Mentor - Being able to process how you are feeling with someone who is able to be objective and also teach you skills to navigate is invaluable. Working with a mentor will help you gain perspective and provide a "safe" outlet to release. We are not meant to do "it/life" alone. As I said last week, wisdom is a result of knowledge, intuition and experience. A mentor is someone who has more knowledge and experience than you do. As such, they will be able to support you by adding their wisdom to yours :)
3. Be Still, Reflect and Listen- Find and commit to an on-going practice such as meditation, prayer, or writing that enables you to stop (be still), look (reflect) and listen. As I've said countless times, all change and movement starts with slowing down long enough to cultivate awareness.
You may be asking, which of the above 3 is the "best" way to shift energy? There is no right answer. What I will say is to try all of it. Even better, when you do all 3 in combination, on a regular basis...WOW...No More Drama!!
I am here to support you.