There is no such thing as “bad” or “negative” emotion. All emotions are valid (and necessary) and it’s important that we allow ourselves to feel it all. Repressing and denying our emotions is what can actually cause us harm.
The secret is to find healthy ways to process and release these emotions. To go through them, with acceptance and forgiveness. Not getting attached to them, or to the stories we create in our heads, but providing ourselves with the right conditions, time and space for healing to take place. After all, it’s like they say: To heal it, you got a feel it!!
Being in nature, practicing yoga, dancing and meditating are some of my favorite tools to do this.
What are yours?