1. Practice Mindfulness
If you are feeling hurt and emotionally vulnerable, it can well be a challenge to cope effectively and continue to function as if everything is fine. We often feel the pressure to mask these emotions because we may be perceived as weak. This is certainly not true but can be easy to believe. Just like Karna Sir (played by Krushal Ahuja) in Ki Kore Bolbo Tomay, who tries to hide his inner sorrow by portraying it as anger, our suffering can come out in other misdirected forms. To avoid this and help you heal, we suggest 5 different strategies to help you through this.
We often try to escape from any hint of pain, but when you are feeling hurt and sad, try accepting the feeling for what it is and acknowledging it. Tell yourself your feelings are valid and try to experience it in its entirety. Whether it manifests as a knot in your stomach or a stabbing in your chest, be fully aware of the feeling and observe it. This is one step towards addressing it properly.
2. Talk To Someone
3. Express Through A Creative Medium
Sometimes, feeling strong emotions can be very painful. One way to channel it is by expressing how you feel in any creative form. You can write about it in your journal, in a song or a poem. Pick an activity you enjoy and let it be the outlet to all these powerful feelings. This way, you can process your feelings, create something authentic as well as help yourself feel it out and let it go.
Meditation is one powerful tool when it comes to managing your emotional well-being. Sit down in a quiet spot and take out some time just for yourself to practice this. Don’t try to empty your mind of thoughts completely as this may not be possible, but merely observe your thoughts as they come. It sounds simple, but doing this for 5 to 20 minutes a day can strengthen your mind exponentially.
Hurt feelings and negative emotions can weigh you down like nobody’s business, and a spurt of vigorous physical activity can do wonders to improve your state of mind Go for a run, pump some iron or even try boxing! Physical exercise releases feel-good endorphins in your brain that will instantly lift your mood. Even if it’s the last thing you feel like doing, give it a chance and see the effect for yourself!
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