“Everytime your mind shifts, your world shifts.” -Byron Katie
Emotional decluttering. Now what do we mean by that? Dealing with a lot of emotions every single day, we tend to forget that it is really important for us to get rid of the feelings that are troubling us. I know you’re thinking that, eh! We don’t have time for that. It will go off on its own. Well, you could not be more wrong!
I understand that each of our lives is very busy and that we sometimes don’t have time to catch our breath, but harbouring suppressed feelings inside our own heads can lead to anxiety and depression, which is the last thing anyone wants in their lives right now. Besides, cleaning up your thoughts feels good, like a fresh start, and that feeling is clearly liberating.
So to make our lives easier, here are 5 tips & techniques for you to help yourself emotionally declutter!
- What Do You Want Your Current Life to Look Like?
Daydreaming is one of the simplest ways to get rid of negative emotions! Sure, it sounds like a joke now, but once you understand what it means, it won’t seem so stupid! As they say, dreams visioned from opened eyes come true, so try to create a vision of how you want your life to be right now because once you start thinking on that path, your brain starts to rejuvenate in an unusual way, but giving you enough motivation to think of steps that will lead you there.
- WHAT IS LIMITING YOU?
This is the question you ask yourself when you begin to doubt everything about yourself! It’s critical to take some time out and go deeper into your thoughts to identify where you’re stuck, and to make a list of everything you’ve thought about. By now, whether it’s fear or not finding a solution to your problem, by consulting that checklist, you’ll know how to deal with it. In fact, beginning with the larger ones will get you out of the mess you think is quicksand.
- DON’T SHY AWAY FROM CALLING OUT HELP!
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” —Martin Luther King Jr.
And this, for a fact, is true. One of the best gifts you can give yourself is to not give up on yourself. So, if you feel that you cannot do this alone, it is perfectly acceptable to seek assistance from your mother, father, best friend, or a psychologist. Give yourself that push because, hey! you’re already halfway there; you wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t ready to let go of this negativity.
- GO IN THE FLASHBACK TO VISIT THE SCENARIOS & EMOTIONS
Start working on it now that you’ve realised you want to get rid of these emotions and you know what’s holding you back. For example, if you’re still not over your ex, make yourself a cup of coffee or tea and reflect on how they made you feel. Don’t use alcohol to temporarily numb your feelings because it will only make you feel worse on the inside. So you either tell someone or take a piece of paper and let your conscious swipe out the blocks.
- INSPIRING STORIES
It’s time to start a new chapter now that you know how to deal with your emotions. Write yourself a motivational story about how you know your life will be; if you can’t do that right now, find inspiration in yourself by reading or learning about the person you’ve always wanted to emulate. Because no matter how hard someone else tries to take you out, only you should have the strength to know that ‘you can totally do it!’
That’s it, folks. These are the five tips and techniques for removing emotional blocks. Let me know how these suggestions work for you, and remember, “Little by little, a little makes more”- Jim Kwik. Throughout this journey, be kind to yourself. It will take time, but don’t worry, you will get there.