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8 Self-Talk Strategies For When Your Emotions get Intense.

Learning to accept difficult feelings and emotions.

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Our feelings and emotions can feel like a storm sometimes.

They make us feel like we're being swept out from the "normalcy" of daily life and are being washed out into rough seas.

When we get caught up in an emotion, we see everything else from within.

  • Sadness colours our world black, white and grey.

  • Anxiety feels like there is too much colour, too much stimulus.

  • Grief feels like everything has gone dark.

  • Anger feels like the world is shaking at its core.

Since the feelings are intense and sometimes overwhelming, we struggle with them. We struggle against these waves of emotions and try our best to get back to the relative safety of the shore.

Here's a surprising insight for you: