Some people like to hide their emotions and pretend everything is ok. Well everything in life is certainly not always wonderful…
I thought this year was going to be different but it feels like an extension of last year. For the first time in years, I didn’t write my New Years resolutions for 2018. I haven’t had enough time to reflect on all the recent changes in my life.
Have you ever felt like running away from your life?
I know most of us would never admit it, but there are times when life seems to get the best of us and we are at our wits end.
It’s good to be honest with ourselves and find a way to deal with these intense emotions. Otherwise it can be like a fire. If we don’t try to extinguish it when it starts, it may spread to other parts of our life. Then we’re engulfed in a lot of flames or rather problems that may be too late to put out.
Haven’t you ever dreamt of being on an island, palm trees swaying in the wind, while relaxing on a hammock, enjoying the warm breeze as it sweeps across your face, while sipping on your favorite drink? Or maybe you have other dreams or desires that makes you feel good.
That sounds like heaven on earth. Peace and quiet is my ultimate reward even for a brief moment in time.
There are many ways to deal with negative emotions when it suddenly creeps into your life. Running away is not always the answer. Finding creative solutions to the problem at hand will help you grow stronger and more well-rounded.
Since I can’t escape to an island at will, even though I would love the opportunity at any given time, I usually settle for using my imagination. I try to imagine the site, sounds and smells while relaxing and transcending my mind to another place.
I also write, write and write some more to be able to put those intense emotions on paper rather than leaving them in my mind to linger and show up another day..
If you don’t deal with what’s making you feel like running away even for a day, it may come back to haunt you on another day.
Admitting to these emotions doesn’t make you a weak person but it has the ability to make you stronger as you flush out these intensities in your life.
What are some creative ways to deal with life’s bummers?