COVID-19 Special: How to Manage Negative Emotions
During this continued time of isolation and lockdown, we may continue to feel all kinds of emotions in response to what is happening around us.
If you are experiencing things like boredom, apathy, despair, anxiety, frustration, sadness, fear, anger – know that these are normal reactions to an abnormal event we are all collectively facing together. We are going to have some days when we feel better, and some days when we feel worse.
In this second lesson, I am going to share with you a mindfulness technique of accepting and observing our emotions rather than resisting them. It sounds simple but can be easier said than done. This technique allows emotions to pass through us as energy or as waves that come to the shore. We don’t have to fight them and can allow them to be with compassion.
I’ve also included a guided audio exercise to take you through the process of experiencing what mindfulness of emotions feels like which you can find below.
Make sure you watch the video and listen to the audio to get the full benefits. Emotions are just energy passing through us, and when we practice observing rather than resisting our emotions, we naturally allow them to be heard, acknowledged, and released. If you are needing further more in depth, support, don’t hesitate to reach out to me during this time.
You are not alone 🙂