I am a feeler. I feel strongly. No matter if it's sadness, joy, anger- it comes strong, frequent and pure. What I used to be annoyed and embarrassed by when it came to my sad feelings, I now embrace. Because in my wisdom, I now know that what my uncontrollable tears mean, or my anger suggests is that I am not good. My discomfort signals that it is time to slow down and evaluate where I am and where I want to be. Lately, I've noticed in an effort to be "mature" (I guess), and in control of my feelings, I have been suppressing me and messages God is trying to convey to me. My body doesn't like it. Twice in eight months a small patch of hair has fallen out. My cravings for chocolate go beyond good chocolate, but move to drugstore finds. My dreams are more aggressive and I am angry or moody. But when I talk, I cry and when I cry there is release. So I have been talking lately. A lot. My friends have provided advice. An attentive ear. And suggestions. I have greedily taken each. It's not the best feeling when your eyes start to leak at inopportune moments, but it lets me know there is something deeper to observe. And that is the time to listen...and learn.
How do you release tension when you're feeling stressed, sad, emotional?