How to Handle Negative Emotions

how to handle negative emotions

Should you always be positive?

A couple of weeks ago I was off my game, feeling really crappy. And sad. I “knew” I shouldn’t feel that way because I’m a spiritual person and I’m aware of the law of attraction – like attracts like, so on top of everything else, I was mad that I was allowing myself to be in this place again.

Obviously that didn’t help me get out of my funk.

After talking with a dear friend (having support in your life is vital) I decided to give myself permission to just be.

I know I’m not alone in this because I’ve also spoken to other people this week who were going through the same thing.

There is a positive way to deal with negative emotions. In today’s video I share three tips you can use when you feel this coming up in your life.

[Here’s what I said on the video]

Hi I’m Carey Kingsbury your Soul Purpose Coach and I’m here to help you create the life you really really want.

Today I have some quick tips for you on dealing with negative emotions. In the past week I’ve spoken with a few people who have been experiencing what they call negative emotions and weren’t quite sure how to handle them. Part of the confusion in dealing with this comes from experts who tell us to always keep a positive mindset and never let let those negative thoughts and feelings upset that.

If you’re confused by negative emotions, you’ll want to stay tuned.

So the question is this: How do you know when to allow yourself to feel the negative emotions and when to just let them go?

Now I can so relate to this question because I have negative emotions too. Sometimes I wake up grumpy and sometimes I get waves of sadness out of the blue.

Here’s the kicker. You can’t have joy without some sadness. Emotions are the guideposts of your journey. They tell you if you are in alignment with your truth, which is love and joy or they tell you when you are out of alignment. So negative emotions serve to show you where you are on the path. You can choose how long to stay with the emotions and when to get back to the center.

So the first thing to do in dealing with negative emotions is to just listen and feel them.

Jeff Foster, who is an emotional and spiritual healing expert says that negative emotions like sadness don’t want to be healed or fixed. They want to be held. How do your emotions want to be held? Do you need a rest or a bath? Spend a little time listening for the source of the emotion.

Next, determine if your negative emotion is an obstacle to getting what you desire or a sign to switch directions. Remember I said that these negative emotions serve a purpose. Ask God or the Universe to show you the purpose of your pain. What new awareness do you need to move forward?

And finally, ask yourself Am I ready to shift this? If the answer is no then you need to go back and repeat steps one and two. If the answer is yes, ask how to shift it? Do you need support from a friend? Do you need to face the fear and walk through the obstacle? Or do you need to walk in a different direction?

Those are my tips but I’d like to hear from you! How do you deal with negative emotions? Go over to careykingsbury.com and leave a comment.

Did you enjoy this video? If so, subscribe to my channel and share this video with your friends. Maybe someone you know needs this message today.

Now, get out there and shine your light. Thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you next time.

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Everything in your life happens for a reason. When you truly understand this you can begin to see the opportunities in those darker moments.

Remember, the negative emotions are only temporary. (I’m feeling MUCH better now)

 

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Carey Avalon

I’m a highly sensitive artist, author, and cleansing expert. My passion is to help others create more purpose, freedom, and influence in their life and business by mastering the art of self leadership. I believe it’s all about finding your flow and shining your light, which I discovered at the tender age of seven while performing in my very first play.