Woohoo! So this blog marks one year anniversary of my blogging journey and that's a pretty big deal for me at this moment. No, honestly, I'm quite stoked—especially for someone who's language isn't the best of her skills, if you know what I mean ;)
So while I'm on my high and celebrating, there is something that comes to my mind (this shows how good I'm getting at practising mindfulness.. haha!), I'm noticing that just how difficult emotions like anger & pain—joy & love could also take over us at times and get better of us if not managed mindfully. So what do we do? Try & block out these emotions by numbing or distracting ourselves? Nope! As Brene Brown puts it “We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.”
So how do we exactly manage these strong emotions—pleasant or unpleasant—without missing out on our living experiences. Well if you ask me, being a mum, my way of looking at it is very simple—I treat every emotion like my own child—a little toddler who's just come up to seek some of my attention and all I need to do is just acknowledge and embrace it wholeheartedly. I'll have to ask what it needs in this moment and then simply reassure that "it's okay" and "I'm with you"—that's it! But I understand if this doesn't resonate with you entirely, here are some simple and practical solutions you could try to manage your strong emotions.