Emotional healing isn't something you can buy at a drugstore or order online. It's something that requires you to take action in your life. That doesn't mean, however, that it's an impossible task. The first step toward better emotional health is understanding what it actually is: emotional healing refers to your ability to manage stress and trauma and learning how to feel and release your feelings effectively when they come up. In fact, there are many things we can start do to help ourselves feel better as we work through difficult feelings and experiences. Here are some tried-and-true methods of emotional self-care:
Walking is a great way to clear your mind. Walking improves mental health by improving sleep quality, reducing anxiety, lowering stress levels and improving self-confidence. It also boosts immunity by increasing vitamin D absorption from sunlight exposure.
Nature is a wonderful healer, mood booster and one of the best ways to relax and spend time with yourself, no matter where you are or what season it is. The sun shimmering through the leaves, the smell of flowers blooming in early springtime—these are all things that can help you feel better about yourself and your life and will help reduce stress.
Not only does nature present ways to relax but it will also help expand your creativity, strengthen spirituality, and keeps you in the present moment.
Journaling is an excellent way to help you heal and reflect on your life. It's also a great way to improve your writing skills, as well as your self-awareness. Whether it be by hand or with a computer, journaling is beneficial in so many ways!
Here are some journaling prompts to get you started:
What is my recurring feeling? What's the root of this feeling?
What do I struggle with most in my life?
What bothers me most in my life?
What do I need to let go of?
What do I love most about myself?
How do I want to feel on a daily basis? How do I make that happen?
What are three things that make me feel proud?
What do I need less of in my life and why?
What do I see in other people's lives that I see in myself?
Name five things you do well?
SPEND TIME IN SOLITUDE
Some people go to a mountain retreat or spend time in the wilderness. Others get away by packing up and going on a road trip, taking off for places unknown. But whatever your preferred method of escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life, solitude can be an important part of healing.
Time apart from others can help you get to know yourself better, which is crucial for healing. Take some time to reflect about your life and relationships as well as learn more about what makes you tick—it may feel uncomfortable at first but it’s worth it! Solitude can also help reduce stress levels so when you return back into society with renewed energy, clarity and confidence in who you are as an individual
Emotional healing is a very important part of wellness and life satisfaction. It’s also one of the most misunderstood of all the aspects of a healthy lifestyle. As a result, many people overlook healing in their quest for physical health, which can put a strain on our mental health. However, the more you understand about healing, and how it works with other parts of your life, the easier it will be for you to achieve emotional wellness on a day-to-day basis.
If you are looking to get started on a journey of emotional healing, allow me to help you see where you may be struggling and gain some clarity or direction. Click here to schedule your free call today!