Do you ever go through those frustrating times when you are dealing with internal conflict? I’m assuming we all do. Sometimes something is bugging you, but you just can’t figure out what? Other times you know what is bothering you, but you can’t quite figure out how you feel about it or if you should do anything to resolve your internal conflict. It can be so frustrating and take so long to get to the bottom of the emotions, if ever. The only thing that is certain is that there is discomfort.
So, how do you get to the bottom of what you are thinking and feeling? Most of the time if you can just figure out what you’re feeling and why, you can make logical decisions to solve your problems. If you can’t understand yourself, it’s tons harder to solve the problem at hand. After having many conversations and reading books, I’ve learned a few techniques that help me to get to the nitty gritty of my emotions.
1. Talk to someone like a friend or counselor. Talking to a third party can be immensely helpful. The ear of someone who is outside of your family is priceless. That person can look from a detached perspective and offer advice and thoughts from a non-emotional place. The other reason talking to a third party person helps is because it give you a chance to get all your thoughts and feelings out of your system. Before you know it, you might say just the thing that was bothering you if you let it all cut loose.
2. Meditate. I love meditating daily. It helps me center my mind with my body. As a result I’m more in tune with my inner voice and my intuition. Meditating can help you be more in tune with yourself so you don’t get so discombobulated in the first place.
3. Journal. The power of writing is amazing. I will write about something knowing the pen and page don’t judge you. They just let you pour your heart out. If you write freely, the emotions can pop out and help you really put your finger on your thoughts and feelings.
4. Ask yourself a question. Then meditate or journal about it or do something else and it will pop into your head. I will often ask myself a question such as what is blocking me from being honest with myself? Then, I will meditate or journal after asking myself the question. When you put the question out there, and then clear your mind and stop over-thinking it, you’ll be surprised to find the truth emerging from within you.
All of these are different techniques I’ve use and still used when dealing with a challenging issue and internal conflict. They are powerful and if you make the effort to be vulnerable with yourself, you will be amazed at the discoveries. It’s taking time to be honest with your emotions and before you know it, you can experience a personal revelation. Make the effort to tune in to yourself today because you can!