Emotions are tricky. Sometimes they are simple, and can be easy to understand. Other times, they seem to appear out of nowhere. When emotions arise, it is important to engage with them. Avoiding emotions is actually invalidating yourself, which leads to more negative emotions. Allowing yourself to feel your emotions validates your feelings, your thoughts, and yourself.
How Do I Validate My Emotions?
The first step in validating any emotion is to feel the emotion. This sounds easier than it is though. As humans, we spend so much time avoiding our emotions because they are inconvenient and get in the way. This mentality is actually invalidating to yourself, because it says that your feelings come second to other things in your life. Th