To me it feels like my throat is closing, my heart is being compressed, and I can’t quite take a deep breath. My head gets a little fuzzy and I get an ache in my neck on both sides. It really feels bad in my body. It hurts my body.
That is a good thing to recognize. What physical things does your body help you to identify when emotions are running high?
Frustration can come about when my expectations and perceptions are not in alignment with other’s expectations and perceptions. Does it mean I am right and the other person is wrong or vice versa? Not necessarily. It just means that our points of view are very different.
Noticing the tightness in my body and forcing myself to take a deep breath and move seems to help me deal with those feelings in my body. Writing this blurb is helping me to deal with the fuzzy thoughts in my brain.
How do you deal with those physical feelings that come up in your body? Do you breathe? Do you move? Do you write? Do you ignore them? Just curious. We all get signals from our bodies from time to time. Do you listen to them?
For now I will breathe, and move, and write and be OK with my own thoughts and expectations of myself. I will release my thoughts and expectations of others too, especially when it affects my body and mind.
What feelings come to you, when your thoughts and expectations about a situation differs from others? And how do you handle it? Please share in comments below!
This blog is a reflection of things going on my life and the world around us. Through yoga we always try to look at things in a different light!