I am a crier! I get so angry...I cry. I cry at the sad parts of just about any movie.
I was even made fun of for being a cry baby in school by my classmates...jerks!
So needless to say, crying is how I process.
As I grew up, I worked really hard to repress my tears. Especially when my feelings were hurt.
So now when I have a break down, all of the tears come. Like a good hard cry for what feels like hours type of crying.
I get so down and out, it will take some time to get me out of the funk.
I have since learned that bottling things up is no good.
Storing up that anger, frustration, and sadness is not great for the soul or body.
Trust me, going down that road, is rough. It has cost me much in life.
Paying that price is what I use to remind me when I get close to that path, I must redirect fast!
Now as a disclaimer, I am not a doctor.
This is what I have learned from my journey. I also have gotten care in the past through medicines and counseling.
I still find counseling helpful, however the medicines were not so much. I also am personally not a fan of the side effects.
I am NOT encouraging any stopping of medication. You and your doctor must make the best decision for you.
Though I do believe these tools can be an addition to what you are doing currently, if you are open to them.
Here are a few of my tricks:
Stop telling yourself a story: your boss calls, says we need to talk, meet me in the office. During your journey to your office, you begin to play it all out. That by the time you get there, you are all worked up. Whatever the situation may be, stop making the story up before you get there. This does not help you go in with a clear head and make you more reactive than responsive...trust me I know.
Gratitude: When you find gratitude in the small things that happen in your day, you feel better about it. It can be as simple as someone smiling at you. Or opening the door for you. Whatever it is, make note of it. At least 5 everyday...bonus points for finding the good in the difficult parts of your day!
AFT: For processing memories that limit your mindset, this is a fantastic tool. More on this in the below video.
Journal: I know what you are thinking...been there, done that. Well you have to write out that gratitude somewhere right! Plus this is a space where you can rewrite your story, place down some thoughts. This is my space where I reaffirm the things I value about myself.
Love yourself: When you love you, no one can stop you. In fact, others will begin to shift around you. When you love yourself and speak life over yourself, your mindset begins to shift. Your light will shine brighter. Let me tell you, no one tells the sun to stop shining. So when your light shines, no one can shut it down.
The right mindset is an important piece to thriving in this life we live. There is so much negative, that it is easy to get caught up in it.
If you are looking into ways to thrive with PCOS and/or Managing Your Emotions, come join us here. We look forward to grabbing your hand and lifting you up.
You Are Worthy,