“Spring Cleaning for Your Emotions”
Its spring in most of the world….Dallas just received some major storms and tornadoes that made national news. For many, it is time to do some spring cleaning around the house, after a winter of being cooped up.
As I was catching up with a dear friend about these events, the conversation turned to a dream I have and my recent realization that the dream itself was a worthy desire. However, I had become so attached to the idea of how that dream was supposed to happen, that I was regularly putting myself in front of the people that I thought were supposed involved and then feeling disappointed when it did not occur.
Then, the right people showed up with some incredible insight and perspective and suddenly, it all made sense….how could my dream come true when I kept holding on to the disappointments? Sometimes, you have to let go of the very thing you are clinging to. Then, and only then, can you clear your emotional house to make room for what you truly desire.
So what is it about emotional house cleaning? How many people have you met that still stay in the same story, the same disappointment, the same misery? Really….this cause emotional stress to build up in our system and then when we least expect it…..BAM!, it shows up and ruins our day with symptoms like:
- depression issues,
- digestive issues,
- sleep issues and
- brain activity issues
How do you know if you are engaged in life-balancing, meaningful actions that will help spring clean your emotional house? The following activity from Dancing Away Stress will give you some insightful directions:
Activity: Dust off Your Emotions Benefits: Gets out the cobwebs and makes room for life and purpose Directions: Research is supporting what the soul inherently knows. When your surroundings are clean and uncluttered so is your mind. You have more room for positive, healthy and joyful dreams to come true. Write a short letter to someone or something. Kindly express your gratitude for what that person or experience has offered Wish for great fortune to that person or experience.
Now when you are faced with emotional stress….choose the activities that will give your life meaning, joy and purpose and most critically, help you manage the stress that pulls life out of balance.
And as always….dance with your soul! Dance is the hidden language of the soul….Martha Graham.
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Spring Cleaning Your Emotional House