Each morning, usually in the car on my way to work, I play music loud, and reflect silently on my current problems, accomplishments, hardships, goals, pains, happy moments, and whatever else I might be feeling.
I make an effort to channel my emotions and energy with a sense of intention and intuition because it feels good to be able to control these things – even just for a few minutes.
During this time of inward attention, I allow bits of laughter, tears, a smile, sounds of excitement – or some days – most days – all of it. Heck – I don’t even know what I’m feeling half the time, but I feel it strongly and most importantly, I allow it.
When the feeling floodgates open, it can be overwhelming, but when regulated with gratitude, it can be so empowering. For me, not being able to control my emotions makes me feel enslaved to them.
Allowing time to acknowledge and release unwanted thoughts, feelings, and emotion is a mindful practice that helps me better understand myself. #DailyDEBO