When you do any of the 3 prior ways of handling emotions, you still have them. This will hinder you in certain areas of your life that affect your life each and every day. Do you struggle with relationships, health, or finances? If you do, then you are holding onto emotions that are causing these struggles. Menopause stages seem to enhance many emotions. You never know what is going to hit you next.
When someone pushes your buttons and you figure “Oh well, they really didn’t mean to be nasty to me. I know they love me, and they just don’t realize how they are coming across”. You are justifying what happened. You had a negative feeling about what was said or done, yet kept quiet about it. So you either stuffed it down or ignored it. Ignoring it doesn’t mean it has gone away. If you are honest with yourself, you will realize that you are still carrying some kind of hurt or grudge about what was said or done. Maybe you got angry and expressed that anger. Venting is also still hanging onto the emotion. You might think you feel better, but when the very same incident happens again, you get angry all over, right? So how is you think you let go of the emotion by venting? You didn’t!
“Letting Go” is the only true way to rid yourself of the negative emotion, so you can be “Happy”. You allow yourself to feel the emotion, because that is only human. Once you are aware that you are having the emotion, then you use one of our techniques to “let it go”. Sounds easy, however, the key is to first recognize that you are having a negative emotion. Awareness is the first step in letting go of the emotion.
The awareness and “Letting Go” is life changing! Practice so you can have better results and truly enjoy life!
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