I found myself telling my kid today (not once, not twice, but three times) YOU NEED TO REMEMBER WHO THE PARENT IS IN THIS SITUATION.
And ok, maybe that was a little aggressive, but it got me thinking, sometimes we do this to ourselves too!
We can be rough with ourselves and controlling to resist looking at what’s really going on.
But to create change, we must acknowledge what our brains are trying to tell us with as little judgement as possible.
When we can tell our brain or our inner child that they’re seen and heard and we’ve got things under control, we can then calm ourselves down when we’re feeling all the feels.
We can reassure ourselves that we’re willing to look at this stuff, not ignore it, not buffer or numb, not resist.
Just be with it and let it move through the body.
Feeling our feelings is a part of emotional adulthood.
If you want to learn some tools for processing your emotions and managing your mind, come work with me!