Processing though our feelings and emotions is so important but yet it is something that often gets neglected. Funny story. Last Thanksgiving, my relatives and I rented out a beach house in Florida. To our dismay, the weather was overcast and was supposed to stay that way the whole week. My aunt and cousins convinced me to go tanning with them, I had never been prior to this (and never will go again. Ugh. For those of you who have never gone tanning, imagine being stuck in a coffin-like machine that heats up. It's the worst.) I know I was only laying in there for like 15 minutes, but it felt like an eternity. I couldn't listen to podcasts, I couldn't listen to my newest Spotify playlist that I create on a monthly basis, I couldn't do push-ups, no. I was all alone with my feelings trapped in this tiny heating machine AKA tanning bed. Why was laying there with my thoughts so hard for me to do? Because prior to this, I never just sat with my thoughts, I'm always doing something. It hit me like a ton of bricks. I have been chasing success and busyness to the point that I had neglected the most important thing, emotional stability created through meditation and processing my feelings.
I have started a new nightly routine of processing through the experiences and thoughts that arise during that day. I then try to pinpoint the thoughts, relationships, & ways I spent my time that day that are either not serving me, keeping me back from growing, or taking away from my happiness. I make a mental note to leave them behind. I have found that the longer I hold onto these negative things, the harder it is to let them go. Everyone needs to process but the way in which each person processes varies. I now get to help other people find processes that work for them! I get so much joy out of coaching these sessions. The reason I love it so much is that I know first-hand the value found in making this a routine. The outcome is tremendous, it really has changed my life. I want to help change yours.
It's a process, but I go to bed so light now and it feels so amazing. ❤️