The Feels Have Me

Tuesday (22 March) was interesting. I felt a tightness in my chest that I had not felt in a very long time. The kind of tightness that is a precursor to an anxiety attack.

It was not fun.

However, because of the internal work that I have been doing on myself, I knew what it was and immediately was able to sit with the emotion and decide how I would react to having it. I could either let it completely ruin my day, week, or whatever. Or, I could listen.

Listening during difficult times is key when trying to navigate the road to finding your voice. It requires a practiced stillness within a storm. Not always easy to do, but it is a necessary skill to develop. I am still learning, and I do not think it is something that one learns and has no need for further development. We, humans, are beings that are constantly growing, learning, and evolving, so our personal skills need to grow as we do.

So, if you find yourself in an emotional state, it’s okay. Just be still, breathe deeply, and feel why it is happening. Then decide what you will do with it.

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