Overcoming Sadness , emotional firstaid

Overcoming Sadness How Emotional First Aid Can Help You Bounce Back

“Tears are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart bear.”

Joshua Wisenbaker

We all experience challenging emotions from time to time, but our emotional intelligence is determined by how we handle these emotions. Even if a pint of ice cream, some fast food, or a beer could be calling your name, you should resist the urge. Why? As a result, there may be a “maladaptive response to stress”

Instead, see the discomfort as a smoke alarm, signaling the need for internal cleansing, healing, etc. Consider it as an alert that reads, Feeling sad? Investigate right away. In order to treat a wound, we must first stop the bleeding and apply a bandage, just like in physical first aid.

Listed here are some methods for coping with sadness and grief

Remove yourself from the aggravating factor or wound source.

Removing yourself from the circumstance and avoiding repeating the incident will help you prevent re-traumatizing yourself.

Maybe you just read a text or email that was hurtful. Get away from it

If you are at work, try to find a private place to go outside. If you can’t, simply go to the loo and lock yourself in a cubicle.

Where on your body do you feel emotional pain?

Close your eyes for a moment. What part of your body are you feeling pain in emotionally? Your throat?  Your chest, stomach? Once you’ve found the discomfort, place your palm over the spot.

You’ll be able to distance yourself from your emotions with the help of this Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) technique.

You could be wondering how deep the emotional scar is. How long has it been open? Does it have a color?

In this case, all you are doing is observing and taking notes. This exercise undoubtedly encourages mindfulness.

Put your palm on the emotional wound while once more closing your eyes. Take a big breath in, and as you do, picture your hand warming up and clotting the emotional wound. Imagine the emotional wound getting smaller with each inhalation, and notice and feel less emotion leaking out. After that, gently rub the area where the wound is to ensure that it closes.

Think about cradling a baby who is crying. Rub your belly and give yourself a hearty pat while you rock this infant. Make some gentle noises to calm it, like cooing. You still have a child inside of you, and this will comfort her. Additionally, completing this activity will aid in diversion from the challenging mood.

Once you’re at ease, lay out what story is upsetting you

What internal story is motivating the emotion, you can ask yourself? It could be anything like “I’m not enough,” “I’m unloveable,” “I’m worthless and insignificant,” etc.

Realize that the narrative, whatever it may be, is only a story. Continue comforting the hurt inner child by telling them they are lovable, deserving, and sufficient.

One thing is certain when a newborn stares up at you with lovely, innocent eyes: the infant is still deserving of love, regardless of whether they look at you with indifference, laughter, smile, or tears. You are that baby. Love it with all your heart, then!

Inquire as to what the lesson to be learned is

Being triggered can be a gift since it reveals areas that still need healing, as I frequently remark.

Seeing the lesson that can be drawn from the pain is something I find to be beneficial. For instance, it could be extremely painful to lose a friend or a loved one. The moral of the story might be that life is a wonderful gift that shouldn’t be squandered. Your fundamental values can influence how you feel, think, and behave.

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