Physical and emotional pain have one thing in common: Pain.
How good and how quick are you to control your emotional pain?
In my opinion, it’s safe to say that most of us are pretty quick to pay attention to and control our physical pain.
When you are feeling under the weather, coming down with something, you don’t think twice in getting the thermometer out to check your temperature, and if it is higher than your normal, your neutral temperature you take action immediately; you take a tablet to bring the temperature down.
Should the temperature remain high again you take action without hesitation, you see a doctor.
You also have no problem in sharing your concerns about the physical pain with others and perhaps you even ask for their advice or support.
However, when it comes to the emotional pain it’s a different story altogether; it’s a different action and in some cases no action at all.
When you are feeling uncomfortable in yourself, perhaps frustrated, annoyed or maybe angry my guess is that most of you either ignore it, don’t attend to the pain or put up with it.
You don’t take action and worse of all you don’t share it with others, and as a result, you don’t get the support you need because no-one knows how
you are feeling, what you are going through.
No-one knows the pain you carry inside.
The pain you carry inside is this week’s challenge; pay attention to the emotional pain.
I believe that we all have an internal thermometer that measures the temperature of our emotional body, just like the one that measures the temperature of our physical body.
This thermometer is located where you feel your emotions, perhaps in your stomach or maybe in your chest, wherever it is you feel your emotions pay attention when the temperature is rising perhaps when you are reading an e-mail or having a difficult conversation or if things are not going as planned.
When you notice that the temperature of your emotions is rising, take action without hesitation.
Do whatever it takes to keep it at your neutral.
Don’t allow the emotional temperature to go up above your limit as you wouldn’t do with your physical temperature.
And most importantly, share it with your family and friends so they can support you.
Should this challenge prove to be a struggle, then get in touch with me.
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I’m here to support you.
Also please share this blog with others so they can pay attention to their emotional pain.
And remember, Be Kind, be Brave, be yourself.