Quote of the Day: “You drown not by falling into a river, but by being submerged in it.” ~ Paulo Coelho
Song of the Day: Let It Be – The Beatles
Exercise of the Day: Yin Yoga
Affirmation: “Everything is going to be okay.”
Tip: Grief. We all feel a grievance towards something or someone at point. It can be as large and powerful as a death or as small as some bad day to day occurrences. There is no shame in feeling grief, however it is an emotion you need to understand and keep control of. Sadness, sorrow, anguish, pain whatever you want to call it can grab a hold of you for extended periods of time, making even the most wonderful life occurrences feel mundane and full of angst.
So how do we control it and not allow it to take over our lives? Well, first you have to recognize that you are feeling this way. Next, allow yourself to feel the honest emotion of the pain and then make a mental note of the appropriate amount of time you think you will need to heal and then check in with yourself daily. Ask yourself every morning, Am I feeling better than yesterday? Do I think that I am healing? If you find yourself not healing from the grievance of the occurrence it may be time to seek professional help. Sadness can remain for quite some time but serious grievance shouldn’t last more than a few days at most depending on the circumstance. If this is ever in question or you feel that your grief is turning permanent or towards self harm. Please seek professional help. There is no shame in needing a little help sometimes.