Sitting with uncomfortable feelings can certainly be a challenge. We want to push through them and pretend like they’re not there. We don’t want to seem sad or depressed. However, sometimes life circumstances are presented to us that we can’t change no matter how hard we try. We have to learn to deal with those emotions.
In today’s episode, I discuss how I struggle to sit with uncomfortable feelings as a solution-oriented person. But sometimes, that’s the only thing you can do in challenging life situations.
This is especially true when we transition back into the “thrival” world after dealing with difficult circumstances such as grief. It’s hard to reenter our old life when we’re still thinking about how this new one will never feel completely comfortable again. Even if things are going well now, there’ll always be something else that could take place which would make them change course once more!
Sitting with uncomfortable feelings is essential, allowing us the time and space to process them. Ignoring or pushing away our emotions will only make them resurface in negative ways later on. It’s okay not to be okay, and allowing ourselves the opportunity to feel and heal is a vital step in moving forward.
What does giving yourself space to deal with uncomfortable feelings look like?
It might mean talking to a therapist, journaling, meditating, or simply taking some time for introspection. Whatever it is, make sure you give yourself the time and permission to sit with your emotions and healthily work through them.
Remember, it’s not about pretending everything is perfect all the time. It’s about allowing ourselves to feel and heal so we can move forward positively. So let yourself the space to sit with your uncomfortable feelings – you deserve it.
Why is it so hard to sit with uncomfortable feelings?
It can be difficult to let ourselves feel uncomfortable emotions because we fear judgment from others or worry about how it will reflect on us. But it’s important to remember that we all experience a range of emotions, and it’s okay not always to feel happy or content. It’s important to acknowledge and validate our feelings rather than push them away. Giving ourselves the space to sit with and process our uncomfortable emotions can lead to growth and healing in the long run.
How long is “too long” to be sad and depressed about an unfortunate life event?
There is no set timeline for processing and healing from complex life events. Everyone experiences and deals with emotions in their way and at their own pace. It’s essential to seek support and help if you feel like you are consistently struggling, but it’s also okay to take as much time as you need to heal. Remember to be patient and kind to yourself during this process.
Overall, it’s important to remember that it’s okay not always to feel happy or content. It’s important to acknowledge and validate our feelings rather than push them away. Giving ourselves the space to sit with and process our uncomfortable emotions can lead to growth and healing in the long run. Take the time you need for self-care, seeking support.
I feel like a hypocrite for needing support for my depression because I thought it was easy to figure out in the past.
It’s important to remember that seeking support and help for mental health struggles is not a sign of weakness or failure. Many people struggle with their mental health, and it can be hard to navigate on our own. Asking for help is courageous and shows strength, not weakness. It’s okay not to have all the answers or feel like you should be able to handle everything on your own. Remember to be patient and kind with yourself as you seek support and work towards healing.
Everyone experiences and deals with emotions in their way and at their own pace, so don’t compare yourself to others or try to fit into a timeline for healing. Focus on taking care of yourself and seeking the support you need in whatever ways work for you. You deserve to have your feelings validated and to receive the help and support you need. No matter what you’ve thought in the past. You’re allowed to grow and change your perspective on things.
I’m scared to be vulnerable with my friends and family because I don’t want to be a victim. How can I get support without feeling like I’ve lost control over my destiny?
It’s understandable to feel scared about being vulnerable and sharing your struggles with others, but remember that seeking support does not make you a victim or mean losing control over your destiny. It takes courage to reach out and ask for help, and it can lead to growth and healing in the long run.
You can also consider finding support through therapy, support groups, or online communities where you can share openly without fear of judgment. Keep in mind that taking things at your own pace is okay and only share as much as you feel comfortable with. Your feelings are valid, and you deserve to receive the support you need in whatever way works for you. Don’t be afraid to seek help – it doesn’t mean losing control, but instead taking control of your mental health and well-being.
Show Yourself Compassion When Sitting With Uncomfortable Feelings
Remember to be patient and kind with yourself as you seek support and work towards healing. You are not alone in your struggles, and there is hope for growth and recovery.
Overall, it’s important to prioritize self-care and seek support in whatever ways feel safe and comfortable for you. It takes strength to reach out for help, so don’t be afraid to ask for the support you need. Your feelings are valid, and you deserve to receive care and understanding as you navigate difficult emotions and experiences.
Keep in mind that everyone deals with things at their own pace, so be patient with yourself as you work towards healing. Remember that seeking support does not make you weak or a victim but shows strength and courage. You are not alone in your struggles – there is hope for growth and recovery. Take care of yourself, and don’t hesitate to ask for help. Sitting with uncomfortable feelings isn’t easy but it’s incredibly brave.
Taran is a self-proclaimed undomestic mom. She thrives as a stay-at-home-mom by consistently carving out time for herself and practicing realistic self-care. As a busy mom of 3, she knows that if mama ain’t happy, nobody’s happy! With a focus on how SAHMs can carve out time for themselves everyday, she teaches fellow SAHMs how they can do the same.