Updated: Aug 13, 2020
How often do you check-in with yourself to heal recent disappointments or emotional wounds?
It’s that time your friend forgot your birthday and remembered after you reminded her.
It’s the unfortunate news that an employer decided to go with another candidate, although you put your heart into the interviewing process.
It’s a difficult conversation with a relative the ended with hurt feelings and words filled with regret.
Many times, we push through these moments without acknowledging and addressing our feelings. However, for us to move forward freely and openly receive all that this beautiful world has to offer, we must acknowledge and heal to move forward.
Here are two powerful techniques that can help you acknowledge and heal the little yet impactful moments in life that can keep us from maintaining balance and a positive outlook toward the future.
1. Create a morning routine, just for you.
Many studies have shown that how we start our day can impact the rest of our day positively or negatively. Are you intentional with your morning time? If not, consider creating a routine. It doesn’t have to be an extended process, but a constant routine will eventually become your sacred ritual. During this time, allow yourself to listen to your thoughts and heart in peace. This little shift can allow you the opportunity to honor your feelings and address things that could get swept under the rug.
2. Journal your thoughts and gratitude.
Are you a believer in journaling? Writing your thoughts down on paper is a great way to release the energy from your body. As you’re creating a new morning routine, consider journaling as a part of your evening routine. Conclude your day with a moment of self-reflection, and include three things you’re grateful for in the process! Ending with gratitude will help you shift your focus no matter how gloomy your day turned out.
Internal check-ins will help you to release things before the emotional molehills turn into mountains, and it keeps you in tune with your innate voice of wisdom.
Let’s start this new season with a fresh lens see to the beautiful possibilities ahead of us!