We’ve all been there. Something has annoyed you or something has upset you or something is causing you deep inner anxiety. But you feel like you don’t know why; you might know what, you might know when or you might not realise at all.
When suffering with a mood disorder such as depression or anxiety, it’s crucial you take some time to sit back and think about why you’re feeling what you’re feeling. Taking some time with yourself to reflect on your emotion, rather than dwell on it. Rationalise the emotion, the cause and work to understand it and change its effects.
Sometimes you may think ‘but there’s nothing that has happened that could have made me feel anxious/sad/emotional’ but emotions do not come out of nowhere, it could be something really small that you associate with an anxious situation that has triggered this emotion.
Do you ever wake up from a sleep in a bad mood? Maybe you had a dream that triggered a negative response but now you have just forgotten the dream but the mood remains.
Never demean your feelings and emotions; however big or small, however significant or not, however overbearing or underwhelming – give yourself the gift of time, to sit back and understand your thoughts, feelings and their causes.
If you don’t things can spiral out of control and have bigger and worse effects on your life and your health.