As I described before, I plan my blogs months in advance. My focus this month centers around emotional health. A perfect topic for our world, and more specifically the US, right at this moment. What emotionally tumultuous times! I have seen several research papers addressing the emotional problems from the pandemic.
Then, in the US we experienced protests that erupted into violence and looting. Reading the mainstream news can leave us depressed if we are not careful. Having certain guidelines to strengthen our emotional health and steadiness can support us as we navigate the overwhelming stress surrounding us all.
Frequency moves up and down depending on our internal state. The good news is that frequency changes quickly and is never permanent. Learning to work with our emotions also helps raise our frequency, and vice versa. Raising frequency lifts our emotions along a scale towards more positivity and more constructive emotion states.
Emotions in the entire spectrum are natural and normal and we should never suppress any emotion. They are powerful guides and assist us in understanding our internal state. Emotions also often act as pointing out instructions, showing us where we need to focus our attention and/or shift a behavior or belief.
I have written many blogs about raising frequency, and in this blog, I wanted to focus on emotions and offer some simple guidelines to develop emotional strength. More good news: these guidelines are simple to implement and build on each other to establish emotional health and emotional strength.
📌 Temperature Check
Watch your thoughts for a few days and jot down in a notebook the predominant thoughts that reoccur. No judgement; only assess the general tendency of the mind.
Choose one positive High Frequency word that resonates with you like: love, joy, peace, and begin repeating it whenever you have free moments where your mind is not engaged or is not required to think.
Choose one thing in your life for which you feel grateful; anything: a person, an idea, an event, a place, an object, an action, yourself, etc. For one week, everyday three times, pause for one minute, reflect on what you have chosen, bring it into your heart and feel the gratitude.
Write down in a notebook everything that upsets you, again no judgement, simply write down what makes you sad, angry, or irritated. Look back through your list and choose one of your triggers and begin to eliminate it from your life. This may take time; remember there is no need to rush. When eliminated, choose another. It also might be helpful to repeat writing a list as changes might have occurred.
Slowly begin changing your home and work environments in ways that uplift your mood and your mind. These changes can include: playing high frequency tones, cleaning your environments, adding flowers or plants, repainting, etc.
📌 Emotional Recovery
When an event or situation stirs our emotional passion, if pleasing, carry on, if not, take a walk or any other physical movement and allow your emotion it’s full expression, external, if safe for you and others in your environment, or internal, by acknowledging the emotion and letting it wash through you.
This practice overtime helps to reduce the intensity of destructive emotions. This practice also allows a more even flow of emotions without extreme highs followed by extreme lows.
Let these guidelines become your close friend and utilize them regularly. After a few months, redo the temperature check. You might be surprised how your internal state has shifted. Wishing you a powerful emotional journey to empowerment!