When Emotions Feel Heavy

When your emotions feel heavy, it’s important to take steps to care for your well-being (all of your physical body, emotional body, mental body, and spiritual body) and address your emotional state. Here are some suggestions:

Self-reflection: Take some time to identify and understand the underlying causes of your heavy emotions. Reflect on your thoughts, experiences, and any triggers that may be contributing to your emotional weight. (this blog is helpful too  Feeling in a funk? Try this Wheel of Gratitude exercise…)

Emotional awareness: Allow yourself to fully experience and acknowledge your emotions without judgment. Validate your feelings and give yourself permission to feel them. (you might like to read my blog  Are You Mad ? )

Reach out for support: Connect with a trusted friend, family member, or coach who can provide a listening ear and offer support. Sometimes sharing your emotions with someone who understands can provide relief. (Book your initial complimentary session here) 

Practice self-care: Engage in activities that help you relax and alleviate stress. This can include things like taking a warm bath, practicing deep breathing exercises, engaging in hobbies you enjoy, or spending time in nature. I recently started doing word searches for fun and decompressing, shifting my focus to the present moment.  (Read Hello! It’s Self-Love Calling!

Express your emotions: Find healthy outlets to express your emotions. This can involve journaling, painting, dancing, or engaging in any form of creative expression that resonates with you.  Just recently, I took a mindfulness and sketching class. It was a great refresher for me.  (I walk the talk and I’m not asking you to try something I wouldn’t do!  Read What’s Your Anxiety Level? 

Seek professional help: If your heavy emotions persist or significantly impact your daily life, consider seeking professional help from a coach or therapist. They can provide guidance, support, and effective coping strategies tailored to your specific needs. (Grab your complimentary  initial coaching session here)

Practice mindfulness and grounding: Engage in mindfulness techniques such as meditation, yoga, or grounding exercises. These practices can help you cultivate a sense of calm and bring your focus to the present moment.  (Watch Why grounding techniques Work!  Grounding Techniques for Uncertain times) 

Remember, everyone’s journey is unique, and what works for one person may not work for another. It’s important to explore different strategies and find what helps you best manage and navigate your heavy emotions.  Oh,  yah.  What works one day might not work the next, that is why creating a toolbox of strategies, tips, and practices is critical!  Reach out and we can create your unique collection together. 


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