These seem to be the prevailing emotions of the day.
These feelings aren’t pleasant, and our primitive brains see them as a problem. Its solution? Numb the pain!
And we seem to be answering the call. Alcohol sales have spiked during the quarantine.
But this brings its own set of problems and pain. Interrupted sleep, headaches, dehydration, fatigue, regrets, impatience, and more. But these pains are familiar and, as such, maybe a little less scary than uncertainty and worry.
Here’s the scoop though. We don’t have to trade one pain for another. You can absolutely handle uncertainty or disappointment. And doing so has the side benefit of helping you evolve.
Glennon Doyle talks about this in her new book Untamed. She always assumed her hard feelings would kill her. But when she decided to allow them she discovered they didn’t stay forever and they certainly didn’t kill her. Instead, they came and went and left her with the precious gifts of self-knowledge and transformation.
The same can be true for you during these strange times. You can teach yourself that you don’t need to numb to get through. Within the pain, you can find your potential. Let that be a gift you give yourself.
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