We Only Straight Line When We Are Dead

Sometimes being human and having feelings really sucks!! One minute we are feeling just fine and dandy. Then something happens to knock the wind out of us and we feel like we are down in some dark whole. Or we are anticipating something in the future and feeling anxious and distressed. Emotional health is not the ability to avoid the feelings we don’t want. Being healthy is to know how to manage these feelings.
Sometimes life is not kind to us and puts obstacles in our way that we must deal with no matter how unpleasant. Other than bitch, moan, complain, and feel badly, there are things you can do in order to begin improving your mood. First, be present in the here and now. Focus on what is right in front of you. Second, reach out to friends and family or other support and talk about it. Write about it in a journal.
It helps me to put things in perspective. If it isn’t something that will be important to me five or ten years from now, it isn’t worth investing the time and emotional energy. Try to get moving. I find this can go a long way toward my feeling better.

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