Emotions are like guests in our house—they come and go, sometimes overstaying their welcome, and we often find ourselves trying to usher them out the door before they’ve even settled in. But what happens when we constantly dodge the uncomfortable ones, like fear, sadness, or anger? Are we really doing ourselves any favors.

Here are three signs to help you recognize if you’re on the run from your emotions:

  1. Constant Distraction: If you’re always seeking excitement, filling your schedule to the brim, or endlessly scrolling through your phone, you might be trying to outrun your feelings. What’s really behind all that busyness?
  2. Perpetual Positivity: Do you find yourself plastering on a smile even when you’re feeling down? Are sad movies and tough news stories off-limits in your world? It’s worth asking yourself what you’re trying to avoid by always aiming for the sunny side of life.
  3. Fear of Solitude: Being alone with your thoughts can be daunting, especially if they tend to lean towards the negative. Do you constantly seek out company, avoiding moments of solitude like they’re the plague? What are you afraid of confronting in those quiet moments?

Avoiding emotions might seem like a temporary solution, but in reality, they have a way of catching up with us eventually. Whether it’s anger, guilt, or jealousy, these feelings have a habit of lingering until we face them head-on. So, what can we do to stop running?

Daily Steps to Accept and  Love to Your Emotions:

  • Check-In: Take a few moments each day to check in with yourself.
    How are you feeling?
    What emotions are present?
    Simply acknowledging them can be a powerful first step.
  • Journaling Prompts: Grab a pen and paper and explore your feelings through journaling. Write about what’s bothering you, what you’re grateful for, or even just stream-of-consciousness thoughts.
    Here are a few prompts to get you started:
    What emotion am I avoiding today?
    What triggered this feeling?
    How can I respond to this emotion with kindness and understanding?
  • Practice Mindfulness: Engage in activities that help you stay present, whether it’s meditation, deep breathing exercises, or simply going for a walk and paying attention to your surroundings.
    Here are some additional mindfulness practices you can try:
    Mindful eating: Slow down and savor each bite, paying attention to the taste, texture, and sensation of the food.
    Body scan meditation: Take a few minutes to scan your body from head to toe, noticing any areas of tension or discomfort and breathing into them with compassion.
    Nature immersion: Spend time in nature, observing the sights, sounds, and smells around you without judgment. 
  • Affirmations: Incorporate positive affirmations into your daily routine to counter negative self-talk and cultivate self-compassion.
    Repeat affirmations such as:
    “I am worthy of love and acceptance, even with all my emotions.”
    “I allow myself to feel all emotions without judgment.”
    “I am capable of facing challenges with courage and resilience.”

Remember, facing your emotions isn’t always easy, but it’s an important step towards healing and growth. So, next time you feel the urge to run, take a deep breath and ask yourself: What am I really running from?

Facing your emotions head-on takes courage, but it’s worth it in the end. Embrace the full spectrum of your feelings, and you’ll find yourself living a more authentic and fulfilling life. As you embark on this journey, remember to be patient and compassionate with yourself. Each step you take towards emotional honesty and self-awareness brings you closer to inner peace and true happiness.

Love and light,
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