Our emotions define the way we react, feel and ultimately, have to do a lot with who we are as people. Even though emotions are such a big factor in our lives, we tend to suppress them or replace them with other emotions that don’t represent how we truly feel inside. This is especially true when we are out in public with other people and perhaps, don’t want to seem like our reaction is ‘out of place’. Such a state of mind is unhealthy, and we should, in fact, honour our emotions!
But wait, what does it mean to honour our emotions?
To honour our emotions is to embrace them as they come and act in the most natural way possible. Meaning that for example, if somebody says something that makes you happy then you should react with a smile if somebody tells you something that makes you really sad then cry! As soon as you start doing this, you will realize how liberating it actually is to stay true to yourself!
What are some roadblocks preventing us from Honouring our emotions?
Of course, honouring our emotions is easier said than done. There might be a lot of social and psychological factors that could prevent us from instinctively reacting naturally on an emotional level. Some of these may include:
- Worrying about what other people think of us in case we react in a certain way.
- We were taught at an early age to suppress our emotions.
- Worrying that we look overly emotional to others.
- We don’t feel like we deserve to feel sympathy by others or happiness within ourselves.
How can someone learn to deal with and honour their emotions?
Here at The Beach Psychotherapy, we are well equipped to work together to improve your state of mind. Together, we can learn and talk about how you can learn to better and more comfortably express your emotions. Please feel free to contact Spring Berriman at 647-296-9235 to set aside some time to talk so that you too can find the right therapist.