This is not my favourite topic but seeing as most of the posts you will be reading here are of the 'happy, happy, joy' kind, I wanted to write this one to balance it out.
Negative emotions are normal.
I am normal. You are normal.
Negative emotions are the human experience; positive and negative, up and down, good and bad. You can't have one without the other because, in all its simplicity, how would you know how GOOD good is if you didn't sometimes feel the opposite?
This week I've felt a bit down and doubtful, as well as anxious.
This down period culminated in a massive cry last night; seemingly unrelated to the issue that I'd be trying to solve for the last couple of weeks.
As icky and as confusing as it was, in some tiny way in the back of my mind, I welcomed the crying. Somehow I knew it was what I needed.
I knew it was healthy, I knew it would pass.
I want to tell you that sometimes the quickest way to pass through a negative emotion, whatever it is, is to feel it in its entirety. Mine was grief last night and what kinda felt like betrayal as I went deeply into it but it could be anything.
It's like letting it go makes room for the new.
Sometimes I feel like a rest afterwards.
Sometimes I feel energised to problem solve in a whole new way; I can see more clearly.
How are you feeling?
PS. How cool is this stormy sky. Master 5 came inside to tell me about it the other day. No photoshop here!